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Sandalwood Chips - Red
Sandalwood Chips - Red


 

Product Code: SNCR-HB


1 oz Net Wt [$3.30]
2 oz Net Wt [$6.28]
4 oz Net Wt [$11.93]
8 oz Net Wt [$22.61]
16 oz Net Wt - 1 lb [$42.71]
32 oz Net Wt - 2 lbs [$80.40]
80 oz Net Wt - 5 lbs [$175.88]

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Description Ingredients & Technical Information
 
Sandalwood (Pterocarpus santalinus), also known as Red Sanders or Red Sandalwood, is a species of Pterocarpus native to India. It is only found in south India in Kadapa, Chittoor and mostly in the hilly region of Nepal.
It is a light-demanding small tree growing to 8 m tall with a trunk 50–150 cm diameter. It is fast-growing when young, reaching 5 m tall in three years even on degraded soils. It is not frost tolerant, being killed by temperatures of −1 °C. The leaves are alternate, 3–9 cm long, trifoliate with three leaflets. The flowers are produced in short racemes. The fruit is a pod 6–9 cm long containing one or two seeds.
The wood is valued in China, referred to in Chinese as zitan. It has been one of the most prized woods for centuries. Due to its slow growth and rarity, furniture made from zitan is difficult to find and can be expensive. Between the 17th and 19th centuries in China the rarity of this wood led to the reservation of zitan furniture for the Qing dynasty imperial household.

It can be used as a colorant or decorative in bar soap.

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