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stamp: Santalum acuminatum

Date of issue
: 3 September 2002
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Design Studio
Stamp size: 26 x 37.5 mm

Plant: Santalum acuminatum


Large shrub or small semi-parasitic tree to 6 m with pendulous branches. Small greenish flowers are followed by large, globular, shiny red fruits to 2.5 cm diameter.

Distribution: WA, NT, Qld, NSW, SA.

Cultivation: The fruit is said to have commercial potential for growing in arid areas. Plants are reported to produce fruit in four years. Grasses have been used as host plants. .


see Bush Tucker stamp set

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