Vegetation in India
Diverse Variety of
Natural cover varies
with altitude; evergreen forests with mainly high alpine meadows
nearer the snowline have more of temperate forests in the lower
foothills are covered with deciduous trees, shrubs, fern and grass.
The Brahmaputra Valley also wears patches of tea plantations and
fluorescent-green rice fields, while mulberry trees on which tussar
silk worms are bred, abound on the slopes.
Tropical moist deciduous forests that cover most of the heartland are interspersed with tropical dry deciduous trees. The species include sal (Shorea robusta), teak (Tectona grandis), semul (Bombax ceiba), laurel, rosewood, mahua (Madhuca indica), amla (Emblica officinalis), khair (Acacia catechu), common bamboo, to name just a few.
Hedge & Bushes