Latin name: Santalum acuminatum
Synonyms: Eucarya acuminata
Family: Santalaceae (Sandalwood Family)
Medicinal use of Quandong:Provides a liniment for use on sores, boils etc.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sandy soils in the dry interior, also in loamy and clay soils.
Edible parts of Quandong:Fruit - raw or cooked. It can be dried for later use. Seed. Oily and nutritious, but not very palatable.
Other uses of the herb:The bark contains up to 18% tannin. The seed is rich in oil and burns like a candlenut. Wood - hard, heavy, close-grained. It is used for making furniture etc. The wood is oily and makes a god friction stick for making fire.
Propagation of Quandong:Seed -
Cultivation of the herb:Sandy soils in the dry interior, also in loamy and clay soils.
Known hazards of Santalum acuminatum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.