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Exocarpos aphyllus
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Scientific classification
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Occurrence data from AVH

Exocarpos aphyllus (common name leafless ballart) belongs to the sandalwood plant family (Santalaceae). Noongar names are chuk, chukk, dtulya and merrin. It is a species endemic to Australia.


Noongar (south-west Western Australian Indigenous Australians) boiled the stems in water to make decoctions for internal use to treat colds, and externally to treat sores. The mixture was also used to make poultices to be applied to the chest to treat "wasting diseases".

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