Environmental Geology

, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp 340–344

Geobotany of red sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus) – a case study from the southeastern portion of Andhra Pradesh

  • K. K. Raju
  • A. Nagaraju
Cases and solutions

DOI: 10.1007/s002540050393

Cite this article as:
Raju, K. & Nagaraju, A. Environmental Geology (1999) 37: 340. doi:10.1007/s002540050393


 RedSanders in their natural distribution occur almost exclusively in quartzites and shales. This indicates the geobotanical response to these rock types in the semi-arid tract of the southeastern portion of Andhra Pradesh in the tropical dry deciduous forests of Chittoor, Cuddapah and Nellore districts. Thus Red Sanders are important from a commercial point of view and also a useful tool to demarcate stratigraphic formations.

Key words GeobotanyRed sanderCuddapah super group

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. K. Raju
    • 1
  • A. Nagaraju
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geology, S.V.University, Tirupati, 517 502 (A.P.) India e-mail: nagarajua@hotmail.com Fax: +91-08574-27499IN