With reference to ‘Red Sanders’, sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a tree species found in a part of South India.
  2. It is one of the most important trees in the tropical rain forest areas of South India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2016 Prelims]

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


Answer: (a)

Explanation:

  • Pterocarpus santalinus, also known as Red Sanders or Red Sandalwood, is a type of Pterocarpus that is native to the southern Eastern Ghats Mountain range in South India.
  • It is mainly found in Andhra Pradesh and thrives in dry, hot climates, making it an excellent regenerator.
  • However, it is not typically grown in tropical rainforests.
  • This species is typically located at elevations ranging from 150 to 900 meters and prefers dry, rocky terrain and hillsides.
  • It can grow in lateritic and gravelly soil but does not tolerate waterlogging.

Therefore, option (a) is the correct answer.

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