A. DC., Prod. 14:685 (1857).
Synonymy: -Fusanus spicatus R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 355 (1810); Eucarya spicata (R. Br.)Sprague & Summerh., Kew Bull. 1927:196 (1927); S. cygnorum Miq. in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1:615 (1845).
, Mida spicata
Common name: Sandalwood, fragrant sandalwood.
Shrub or tree 3-8 m high; branchlets stiff, spreading; leaves opposite, dark-green or glaucous and waxy, lanceolate to oblanceolate, when young usually subobtuse, tapering into a thick broad petiole, the older leaves coriaceous, 2-7 X 0.5-2.5 cm.
Flowers fragrant, in small axillary panicles, c. 3 mm long; perianth greenish inside, reddish outside; disk shortly lobed.
Fruit not succulent, globular, yellowish to reddish-brown, 1.5-2.5 cm diam.; endocarp smooth or very slightly wrinkled; perianth and disk persistent until the fruit is nearly ripe.
Image source: fig. 85d in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: NW, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP. W.Aust.
Flowering time: throughout the year but mainly March — June.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
This species is much less abundant than it once was as a result of felling for its timber.
Not yet available