Pale Ballart (Exocarpus strictus)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Pale Ballart
Exocarpus strictus
Santalaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Fruit stalk – sweet and palatable when fully ripe, astringent otherwise[144, 154, 193]. Rather small, it is about 3 – 4mm in diameter[265].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

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.
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, we do not know which species it parasitizes.
Australia – New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria.

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