(Roxb. ex Rottler) Maslin
|Range of Senegalia chundra|
Common names for it include Karangali, Kodalimurunkai, Lal Khair, Lal Khair, Rat Kihiriya and Red Cutch.
Its uses include chemical and wood products.
The wood is used for certain applications in shipbuilding. The tree is used for timber, for cutch (catechutannic acid) from its wood and for tannin. It is also used as food for bees. It is a preferred nesting site for the Scaly-breasted Munia.
Kheersal is found as a white substance in the tree's wood. Cutch is sought after commercially as a dye and to preserve fabrics from weather, mildew and marine exposure.
S. chundra is "moderately threatened" and in India it is now necessary to get a permit before cutting this tree down.
- International Legume Database & Information Service (ILDIS)
- Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
- Cutch and Katha
- Sources of Bee Forage in India
- Biodiversity Information System Plants of Western Ghats
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