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Red sandalwood

Red sandalwood

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Dalbergieae
Genus: Pterocarpus
Species: P. santalinus
Binomial name
Pterocarpus santalinus

The Red sandalwood or red sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus) is a species of tree in the family Fabaceae, which yields valuable timber.

The timber of this species is found in classic Chinese furniture. It is used in the construction of the erhu, a Chinese bowed string instrument. Indian women make use of the dye extracted from it.

See also

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