Sandalwood Nuts - A3 Print

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Sandalwood Nuts - A3 Print


Santalum Spicatum

Sandalwood is a small tree, usually three to five metres tall, and is native to Western Australia. It is scattered throughout much of central and southern WA, and extends east into parts of South Australia. Sandalwood trees are known as ‘root hemi-parasites’, which means they require another tree or host tree to grow. Host trees provide extra water and nutrients to the sandalwood, delivered through unique root connections. The two trees form a symbiotic relationship and live together throughout the life of the sandalwood tree. The best host species are nitrogen fixing plants (plants that convert nitrogen from the air into fertiliser for their growth), especially wattles (Acacia trees), which are also native to WA.

Today, sandalwood is known for its oil and wood, rather than as a food. However, the nut, which is similar to a macadamia in texture, was and is eaten by Indigenous Australians. First Peoples also used sandalwood as a medicine, as a healing balm and for burning in smoke cleansing ceremonies.


Original pen and ink drawing printed onto 310gsm Canson Aquarelle Rag using archival inks and is signed by the artist, Phoebe Duff.

All Ancient Nectar prints are limited editions of 25 and are numbered in the bottom left corner.

*Please allow 2-3 weeks delivery time for limited edition items, as they are printed to order.

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