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Useful Temperate Plants

Exocarpos nanus

Hook.f.

Santalaceae


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+ Synonyms

Common Name: Alpine Ballart

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General Information

Exocarpos nanus is a Evergreen Shrub
It has edible uses.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Australia - New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania.

Habitat

Alpine and sub-alpine tracts, occasionally above the tree line.

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in this country. It is likely to require a light well-drained soil and a sunny sheltered position. It is a root parasite and will need to grow with its host, though we do not know which species it parasitizes.

Edible Uses

Fruit. Not particularly tasty[
144
Title
Wild Food in Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Cribb. A. B. and J. W.
Publisher
Fontana
Year
1976
ISBN
0-00-634436-4
Description
A very good pocket guide.
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154
Title
Flora of Victoria.
Publication
 
Author
Ewart. A. J.
Publisher
University Press; Melbourne
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of eastern Australia, it is rather short on information that is useful to the plant project.
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193
Title
Wild Food Plants of Australia.
Publication
 
Author
Low. T.
Publisher
Angus and Robertson.
Year
1989
ISBN
0-207-14383-8
Description
Well presented, clear information and good photographs. An interesting read for the casual reader as well as the enthusiast
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but would recommend sowing it in spring in a warm greenhouse in a pot that contains a suitable host.

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