Re: 121011-MS - 53 - Pterocarpus santalinus

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M Swamy

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Oct 12, 2011, 9:58:47 AM10/12/11
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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.


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Vijayasankar

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Oct 12, 2011, 10:06:55 AM10/12/11
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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.
 
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Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi

Neil Soares

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Oct 12, 2011, 11:44:03 AM10/12/11
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Hi,
 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.

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Pterocarpus santalinus,Red Sanders sapling.jpg

Vijayasankar

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Oct 12, 2011, 3:28:33 PM10/12/11
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I think the major portion of its wild population occurs in AP. Even though Gamble mentions its presence in the Hills of Cuddapah, S. Kurnool, N. Arcot and Chingleput, we have not come across its wild populations during our surveys in the latter two districts (of TN). The wild occurrence might be very sporadic or disappearing. What we observed in these districts were plantations, mixed or monoculture, by the FD. Wherever it is planted, it runs wild...we have seen hundreds and thousands of seedling and saplings in the plantation areas and its surroundings, espl. in Chengalpattu dt. Seed germination of red sanders seem to be very successful. But I think it is one of the slow-growing trees. I will be happy to know more about its wild occurrence in TN. Are there any recent reports or sightings?...pl share here.

 
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Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi



Mahadeswara

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Oct 13, 2011, 8:08:46 AM10/13/11
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Vijayasankar ji and Neil ji,
Thanks for confirmation of ID and for providing more info on the taxa.
Regards,
M.Swamy

On Oct 12, 8:44 pm, Neil Soares <drneilsoa...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>  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> wrote:
>
> 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.
>
>  
> Regards 
>  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> wrote:
>
> 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
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