Vijayasankar ji and Neil ji,
Thanks for confirmation of ID and for providing more info on the taxa.
On Oct 12, 8:44 pm, Neil Soares <drneilsoa...@yahoo.com
> Agree with Dr. Vijayasankar. The Red Sanders tree occurs naturally only in a small area of Andhra Pradesh & adjoining parts of Tamil Nadu.
> Have planted a few saplings of this on my property. Sending a photograph of the leaves of one for comparison.
> With regards,
> Neil Soares.
> --- On Wed, 10/12/11, Vijayasankar <vijay.botan...@gmail.com
> From: Vijayasankar <vijay.botan...@gmail.com
> Subject: [efloraofindia:87422] Re: 121011-MS - 53 - Pterocarpus santalinus
> To: "M Swamy" <swamy.c...@gmail.com
> Cc: "efloraofindia" <Indian...@googlegroups.com
> Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 7:36 PM
> Affirmative, Swamy ji. It is Pterocarpus santalinus, the Red Sanders. 'Sandana vengai' சந்தன வேங்கை in Tamil.
> It is endemic to Andhra Pradesh (Chittoor dt.) and extensively planted by Forest dept. in the forests of TN.
> Vijayasankar Raman
> National Center for Natural Products Research
> University of Mississippi
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 8:58 AM, M Swamy <swamy.c...@gmail.com
> Herewith enclosing the photographs of Pterocarpus santalinus. A medium sized tree. Very rare in Chennai. Perhaps seen only in GNP. Photos taken during 2008 in Guindy National park, Chennai. Date not sure. ID confirmation requested.
> Pterocarpus santalinus,Red Sanders sapling.jpg