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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. RajuAffiliated withDepartment of Geology, S.V.University, Tirupati, 517 502 (A.P.) India e-mail: nagarajua@hotmail.com Fax: +91-08574-27499
  • , A. NagarajuAffiliated withDepartment of Geology, S.V.University, Tirupati, 517 502 (A.P.) India e-mail: nagarajua@hotmail.com Fax: +91-08574-27499

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Abstract

 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 Geobotany Red sander Cuddapah super group