Santalum album – Chandan, Sandalwood

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Delias pasithoe – Red-base Jezebel by Milind Bhakare from Imphal, Manipur in 2013.
This plant has been reported as a larval host for Delias hyparete – Painted Jezebel from Taiwan (HOSTS, 2023). It might be used in India, too, but this needs confirmation.



HOSTS (2023) - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Accessed on 20 Jan 2023. URL:

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 20 Jan 2023. URL:

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 20 Jan 2023. URL:

Page citation

Bhakare, M., B. Sarkar and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Santalum album L. – Chandan, Sandalwood. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/07/19.