|Scientific Name:||Pterocarpus santalinus|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1+2de ver 2.3|
|Assessor(s):||CAMP Workshops on Medicinal Plants, India (January 1997)|
|Range Description:||Red sandalwood is restricted to the southern parts of the Eastern Ghats.|
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|Habitat and Ecology:||Occurring in dry deciduous forest.|
|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:||International trade is now monitored through a CITES Appendix II listing and plantations are being established.|
Anonymous. 1997. Proposal to include Pterocarpus santalinus in Appendix II of CITES (unpublished).
Balakrishna, P. and Ravishankar, T. 1993. Letter with list of corrections to TPU printout for India.
FRLHT. 1995. Plants under threat - new list forged. AMRUTH 5: 2-3.
Molur, S. and Walker, S. 1996. Report on Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (CAMP II) (unpublished).
Molur, S et al. (eds). 1995. Conservation assessment and management plan (CAMP) for selected species of medicinal plants of southern India.
Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.
|Citation:||CAMP Workshops on Medicinal Plants, India (January 1997) 1998. Pterocarpus santalinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 May 2015.|