Physical and Anatomical - wood properties variation among the provenances of Red Sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus)


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Authors

  • Lakshmy J Rajan
  • S. Suresh Ramanan
  • E.V. Anoop

Keywords:

Pterocarpus santalinus, Red Sanders, wood properties, microtomy and maceration

Abstract

Pterocarpus santalinus is critically endangered as well as an endemic tree which is illegally traded for various reasons, across the globe. There are assumptions that red sanders wood from a particular region of its natural distribution has better quality. Based on this hypothesis, we attempted to investigate the wood – anatomical and physical properties variation in its two predominately growing regions i.e. Thiruvallur district in Tamil Nadu and Cuddapah district in Andhra Pradesh. Wood samples were collected from the logs and tress in the study region was used for assessing the physical properties based on Indian Standards. However, IAWA protocol was adopted for anatomical studies for better validation and comparison. Independent t-test was deployed at 95% confidence interval. Finally, we could conclude that there is a wide array of possibility for the edapho-climatic factors to influence the wood properties.

Author Biographies

  • Lakshmy J Rajan

    Department of Tree Breeding and Physiology, College of Forestry, KAU, Kerala

  • S. Suresh Ramanan
    Sher-E-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir
  • E.V. Anoop
    Department of Tree Breeding and Physiology, College of Forestry, KAU, Kerala

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2019-10-24

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2019-10-24

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Physical and Anatomical - wood properties variation among the provenances of Red Sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus). (2019). Indian Journal of Hill Farming, 32(1). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJHF/article/view/94803