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Santalum album Sandelwood Cendana Santalaceae


Santalum album, Sandelwood	, Santalaceae, Cendana	The fragrant wood of this small tree to 15 ft (4.5 m) yields sandal oil. The leaves are elliptical, long, rather dryish in texture and paler underneath. Panicles of fragrant reddish flowers are followed by black cherry-sized fruit. Probably from Malaysia, this species is widely cultivated in tropical Asia. The perfumed white or yellow wood is widely used for making wooden jewellery and boxes.
Hardiness zone from 10 To 12
Cultivation: Grow in moist, well-drained soil in sun or part-shade; protect from midday sun in summer and water regularly. Propagate from seed.
Medical use: Wood and latex used as diuretic, astringent, antiemetic and febrifuge. Wood serves as poultice for acne.