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Santalum album

Indian sandalwood

Santalaceae (Sandalwood family)

IUCN: Vulnerable

Native to the semi-arid areas of the Indian subcontinent. Naturalized in the Diamond Head area of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, USA.

 

For centuries this sandalwood has been harvested extensively for the fragrant heartwood and medicinal purposes.

 

Flowers

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Etymology

The generic name Santalum is derived from santalon, the Greek name for sandalwood.

 

The specific epithet album is Latin for white, referring to the white heartwood.

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Taken on September 14, 2009