Friday, January 7, 2011

You know? The Andaman Padauk is Andaman’s state tree and exclusive to Andamans!

Andaman Padauk (Pterocarpus dalbergioides) also known as East Indian mahogany is a tall deciduous tree. It is found only in the Andamans. It grows up to a height of 120 feet. The timber of this tree has huge prominence in the making of unique furniture. The wood of Andaman Padauk is exotic and durable. In 1880s, convicts sent to Andamans were made to supply the wood of Andaman Padauk to the craftsmen worldwide.The wood of Padauk is red in color and when exposed to sunlight it turns brown.

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