Red Sanders : Silviculture and Conservation, 1st ed. 2019

Coordinators: Thammineni Pullaiah, Subbanarasimhan Balasubramanya, Maniyam Anuradha

Language: Anglais

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Pterocarpus santalinus L.f., popularly known as Red Sanders, an endemic tree, belonging to the family Fabaceae is  confined to the southern parts of Eastern Ghats. IUCN has listed this tree as endangered. The plant has superlative characteristics in its wood and has many medicinal properties. This plant has attracted the attention of both foresters and lay man because of its high valued wood which is being illegally harvested creating law and order problem.  This book is a comprehensive monograph on Red Sanders and is divided into 15 chapters. The book provides information on taxonomy, morphology, distribution, wood anatomy, wood properties and uses, dye principle, phytochemistry, pharmacology, Silvicultural aspects, propagation, cultivation practices, reproductive biology, pests and diseases, biotechnology, molecular studies, conservation, trade, commerce, socioeconomic aspects of Red Sanders, and grey areas of research. The book is profusely illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings.  Relevant references have been provided under each chapter. This monograph on Red Sanders with systematic representation of information and illustrations will be a desk reference and field guide to foresters, botanists, researchers, farmers, traders and environmentalists.


Chapter 1 Introduction - Red Sanders: An Endemic and Endangered Tree 

Chapter 2 Taxonomy and Distribution

Chapter 3 Wood Uses, Ethnobotany and Pharmacognosy 

Chapter 4  Chemistry of Red Sanders 

Chapter 5 Coloring Principle (Dye) 

Chapter 6 Pharmacology of Red Sanders

Chapter 7 Reproductive Biology 

Chapter 8 Propagation of Red sanders: An overview

Chapter 9 Silviculture  of Pterocarpus santalinus

Chapter 10. Pests and Diseases of Pterocarpus santalinus

Chapter 11  Wood Anatomy and Wood Property Variation in Red Sanders

Chapter 12 Red Sanders : Threats and Conservation 

Chapter 13. Genetic Diversity and Conservation of Pterocarpus santalinus L. through Molecular Approaches

Chapter 14. Trade, commerce and socio-economic status of Red sanders 

Chapter 15. Tree Improvement in Red Sanders 

Thammineni Pullaiah, PhD, is a former professor at the Department of Botany at Sri Krishnadevaraya University in Andhra Pradesh, India, where he has taught for more than 35 years. He has held several positions at the university. He was president of the Indian Botanical Society (2014), president of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (2013), and Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences. He was awarded the Panchanan Maheshwari Gold Medal, the Dr. G. Panigrahi Memorial Lecture Award of the Indian Botanical Society, the Prof. Y.D. Tyagi Gold Medal of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy, and a Best Teacher Award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Under his guidance, 54 students obtained their doctoral degrees. He has authored 53 books, edited 18 books, and published over 330 research papers, including reviews and book chapters.   He was also a member of the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).  

Dr. M. Anuradha Post graduate in Botany with university first Rank from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur. Continued for M.Phil. as UGC JRF and completed Ph.D. as CSIR, SRF and got doctorate in plant tissue culture of Legume trees. Started career as a Scientist at Dr. Reddy’s lab, Medicinal Plant Research Division, Hyderabad worked in anticancer plants and in vitro production of Taxol and Camptothecins. Later joined SAMI labs Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore, a reputed herbal and nutraceutical industry and worked on various aspects of medicinal and nutraceutical herbs. Along with like-minded technocrats, started her own company Rishi Herbal Technologies Pvt., Ltd and a founder member and president of Rishi Foundation, Research Institute for Social and Health improvement. Associated as a Principal Padmashree Institute of Management and Sciences, playing a key role and bridging gap between industry and academia. She was also Chairperson

Contains comprehensive and up-to-date information on Red sanders

Establishes ecological importance of Red Sanders as an endemic, endangered and red listed tree

Presents complete information about the research, illegal trade and protection and sustainable utility of Red Sanders