I've checked out my books again and you might very well be right about this Myoporum business Darcy (sometimes called dogwoods or red sandalwoods), it could be M.desertii (Turkey-Bush Dogwood : flowers Aug-Oct) it might also be M.platycarpum (Sugarwood : flowers Aug-Dec) I took my image in Nov and I'm hoping that it is this second one, but rather than be disappointed actually I'm quite exited, the distribution seems preaty right for both species also, Sugarwoods uses follow:-
..."Its chief interest lies in a copious sugary substance that exudes from wounds on the trunk, hense the vernacular name. This very soluble exudate may form "stalactites" up to 1 lb in weight, containing 70 to 80 per cent of the sweetish crystallisable alcohol mannitol (or mannite). Large quantities of the fragrant timber, often erroneously called "Sandalwood" in South Australia and Victoria, were formerly shipped to the Orient for religious use."...
I am aware of the large new Sandalwood plantations in W.A. I've read somewhere that insence-wood timbers are getting quite rare, valuable and collectable in Asian regions with small rare pieces often going up for auction and bringing large sums but ahhh!!!, Manna from heaven shall be mine, ohhh yumyumyumyumyum my sweet tooth craves for it, or maybe I'm just jumping to another (angelic) conclusion. Nethertheless I will be keeping my eye on these puppies in years to come and on the next trip I will be examining the vicinity in great detail for parent plants.
(Sorry for stuffing up yet another one of your threads with all this dribble Rimbo.)
But I've got to say it, this stuff sounds absolutely brilliant!, how come I've never heard of this rocket-fuel shit before?, does anyone know if these long chain alcohols get you drunk as well?, sounds like probobly the best drink I'll never have, mmmmmmm spicy sugar-cubes.