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