Santalaceae – Sandalwood Family

Plants in the generally tropical Sandalwood Family (Santalaceae) are green, hemiparasitic, annual and perennial herbs, shrubs, and trees with simple, alternate leaves, tiny flowers with 0 petals and 4 to 5 sometimes petal-like sepals, and fruit usually in the form of a nut. Plants in this family are partial root parasites of nearby plants.

Listed below are some of the southeastern Arizona plants in this family.