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Nestronia umbellula (Indian-olive)
Cressler, Alan

Nestronia umbellula

Nestronia umbellula Raf.

Indian-olive, Leechbrush, Conjurer's Nut, Physic's Nut

Santalaceae (Sandalwood Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

This is a monotypic genus. It is parasitic on the roots of oaks (Quercus spp.) and other hardwoods. Also reported parasitic on roots of pines.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Size Notes: To about 4 feet in height.
Size Class: 1-3 ft. , 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AL , GA , KY , MS , NC , SC , TN , VA , WV

Additional resources

USDA: Find Nestronia umbellula in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Nestronia umbellula in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Nestronia umbellula


Record Modified: 2015-08-28
Research By: JAM

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