1864T. BainesExplor. in S.-W. Afr. 182Within the last few days a small tree called sandal-wood has put forth its beautiful light yellow flowers, which droop most gracefully from its long and slender twigs.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 423Sandalwood, Excaecaria africana. The natives make necklaces and charms of the scented wood of this tree.
1961Palmer & PitmanTrees of S. Afr. 239Spirostachys Africanus, Tamboti, sandalwood, jumping-bean tree.
1961Palmer & PitmanTrees of S. Afr. 240The wood has a permanent pleasant strong smell and so, in parts of the country, has been given the name of sandalwood.
1972Palmer & PitmanTrees of Sn Afr.II. 1157Spirostachys africana,..Tamboti, Cape sandalwood.