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Pterocarpus santalinus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FABALES LEGUMINOSAE

Scientific Name: Pterocarpus santalinus
Species Authority: Linn.f.
Common Name(s):
English Almug, Red Sandalwood, Saunderswood

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2de ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): CAMP Workshops on Medicinal Plants, India (January 1997)
History:
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Red sandalwood is restricted to the southern parts of the Eastern Ghats.
Countries:
Native:
India
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurring in dry deciduous forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The tree is commercially valuable for its timber and for the extraction of dye, medicine and cosmetics. It has been overexploited in the past.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: International trade is now monitored through a CITES Appendix II listing and plantations are being established.

Citation: CAMP Workshops on Medicinal Plants, India (January 1997) 1998. Pterocarpus santalinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 September 2014.
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