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Forest and Vegetation

In Forestry terminology, the forest area of Van Vihar falls into “Dry Deciduous Mixed Forest” category.


Main species of the trees found in Van Vihar are

Botanical name Common Name English Name
Schleichera oleosa Kusum Gum Lac Tree
Pterocarpus marsupium Bija Indian Kino Tree
Lannea grandis Moyan Indian Ash Tree
Peltophorum pterocarpum Peela gulmohar Yellow Flame Tree
Crateva religiosa Barna Garlic pear or Temple plant
Bauhinia purpurea Kaniar Purple Orchid Tree
Pterospermum acerifolium Kanak Champa Maple-leaved Bayur tree
Ziziphus jujubaBer Indian date
Acacia leucophloea Safed Babool, Ronjh White Bark Acacia
Elaeodendron glaucum Jamrasi Ceylon Tea
Ehretia laevisDatranga
Pongamia pinnata Karanj Indian beech Tree
Mitragyna parvifoliaKaim or Khem
Anthocephalus cadamba Kadamb Bur - Flower Tree
Diospyros melanoxylon Tendu East Indian Ebony
Lagerstroemia parviflora Lendia Small Flowered Crape Myrtle
Madhuca longifolia Mahua Indian Butter Tree
Alstonia scholaris Saptparni Indian Devil Tree
Bambusa arundinacea Baans Giant Thorny bamboo
Cordia myxa Lasura Assyrian plum
Grewia tiliifoliaDhaman
Dalbergia sissoo Sissu North Indian rosewood
Dalbergia latifolia Shisham East Indian rosewood
Butea monosperma Palash Flame of the Forest
Cassia fistula Amaltas Golden rain tree
Terminalia bellirica Bahera
Ficus racemosa Goolar Indian fig tree
Bixa orellana Latkan Lipstick tree

The main grasses belong to the genus - Apluda, Bothriochloa, Cenchrus, Cynodon, Dicanthium, Eragrostis, Heteropogon, Saccharum, Themeda, Vetivera etc.