1. The portion of the main trunk alone forming one part, and the rest of the skeleton forming the other part. The Sandal wood oil which is so highly valued for its fragrance all over the world, is extracted from the heartwood, which is also highly valued for carving purposes.
A Skeleton of the white sandalwood tree (Santalum album) belongs to the family Santalaceae is the very first exhibit to greet the visitor in the middle of the Economic Botany Gallery. The Skeleton is exhibited in two parts.