• T. Pullaiah
  • M. Anuradha


Pterocarpus santalinus L.f., popularly known as red sanders, belonging to the family Fabaceae, is endemic to the southern parts of Eastern Ghats. IUCN has listed this plant as endangered. The plant has superlative characteristics in its wood and has many medicinal properties. This plant has attracted the attention of both foresters and layman because of its illegal harvesting and law and order problem. In this chapter the plant is introduced to the reader for its importance and restricted distribution.


Red sanders Red sandalwood Pterocarpus santalinus Endangered tree 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Pullaiah
    • 1
  • M. Anuradha
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanySri Krishnadevaraya UniversityAnantapurIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyPadmashree Institute of Management and SciencesBangaloreIndia

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