Scientific Description:

Hemi-parasitic shrubs or herbs. Leaves alternate, entire, simple. Flowers actinomorphic, epigynous, dioecious or hermaphrodite, perianth 1-whorled, united below. Stamens opposite to and attached below perianth lobes. Ovary inferior, 1-celled; ovules 1−3, basal; style simple, stigma capitate or lobed. Fruit a nut or a drupe; seed 1, with no testa and much endosperm.



Davis PH (1982). Santalaceae, In: Davis PH (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 7: 535.

Public Description:

Santalaceae, commonly known as “sandalwood family”, has a wide spread in tropical and temperate regions.This family consists of semi-parasitic dwarf trees, shrubs, perennial herbaceous plants and climbing epiphytes.They live partly parasitically on other plants and are attached to their hosts to obtain water and nutrients.The most economically important member of this family is “aromatic sandalwood tree(Santalum album L.)”. It has a fragrant timber that is used in carving and carpentry and as a form of incense. Sandalwood tree oil is also used in soap, perfumes, and massage oils.



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