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Pterocarpus marsupium
(andaman redwood)

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Pterocarpus marsupium (andaman redwood)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pterocarpus marsupium
  • Preferred Common Name
  • andaman redwood
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Agroforestry
  • Fodder/animal feed
  • Revegetation
  • Shade and shelter
  • Soil improvement

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Tree growing in open ground, Sri Lanka.
TitleTree
CaptionTree growing in open ground, Sri Lanka.
CopyrightD.K.N.G. Pushpakumara
Tree growing in open ground, Sri Lanka.
TreeTree growing in open ground, Sri Lanka.D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara
Crown of fruiting tree.
TitleCanopy
CaptionCrown of fruiting tree.
CopyrightD.K.N.G. Pushpakumara
Crown of fruiting tree.
CanopyCrown of fruiting tree.D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb.

Preferred Common Name

  • andaman redwood

Other Scientific Names

  • Lingoum marsupium (Roxb.) Kuntze
  • Pterocarpus bilobus Roxb. ex G. Don

International Common Names

  • English: bastard teak; Indian kino tree; kino tree; malabar kino tree

Local Common Names

  • India: angana; asan; asana; bange; bibla; bija; bijasal; bijasar; biyo; byasa; dhorbenla; hiradakhan; honne; peddagi; pirasaram; pisal; pitasara; pitshal; venga; vengai; yegi
  • Malaysia/Peninsular Malaysia: angana
  • Sri Lanka: gammalu; gan-malu; leweralla; utera-venkai; venkai

Trade name

  • bijasal

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Fabales
  •                         Family: Fabaceae
  •                             Subfamily: Faboideae
  •                                 Genus: Pterocarpus
  •                                     Species: Pterocarpus marsupium

Uses List

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Animal feed, fodder, forage

  • Fodder/animal feed

Environmental

  • Agroforestry
  • Revegetation
  • Shade and shelter
  • Soil improvement

Fuels

  • Charcoal
  • Fuelwood

General

  • Ornamental

Human food and beverage

  • Honey/honey flora

Materials

  • Carved material
  • Dye/tanning
  • Essential oils
  • Gum/resin
  • Miscellaneous materials
  • Wood/timber

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Traditional/folklore

Wood Products

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Boats

Charcoal

Containers

  • Cases

Furniture

Railway sleepers

Roundwood

  • Building poles
  • Pit props
  • Transmission poles

Sawn or hewn building timbers

  • Beams
  • Bridges
  • Carpentry/joinery (exterior/interior)
  • Engineering structures
  • For heavy construction
  • For light construction
  • Wall panelling

Wood-based materials

  • Plywood

Woodware

  • Industrial and domestic woodware
  • Tool handles
  • Wood carvings