Rajaji NP

Cochlospermum religiosum

Cochlospermum religiosum (Galgal) Cochlospermum religiosum is a flowering plant It is a small tree growing to a height of 7.5 m usually found in dry deciduous forests. It is also known as silk-cotton tree because the capsules containing the seeds have a fluffy cotton-like substance similar to kapok. Another common name is buttercup tree because …

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Olax scandens

Olax scandens (Dheniani) Parrot Olax is a tree with round, smooth, rather zigzag branches. Leaves, carried on very short stalks, are rather leathery, nearly 2 inches long. Flowers are white with 5 narrow petals. The drupe is the size of a currant, partly covered by the calyx. Use in Ayurvedic medicine, the bark is used …

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Catamixis bachharoides

Catamixis bachharoides Baccharis Catamixis is a rare and threatened Himalayan undershrub, growing up to 0.75-1.8 m tall. Branchlets are round, aspressed silky hairy, or becoming hairless, densely leafy. Leaves are 3.5-5 cm long, obovate-spoon-shaped, base tapering into a stalk, leathery, hairless, margin wavy toothed. Flower-heads consist of 5-6-florets. They are slender, scarcely 1.5 inches. Flowers …

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Uraria picta

Uraria picta (Dabra) Dabra is anm erect perennial, undershrub, 1-6 ft tall, branches velvety. Lower leaves are 1-3-foliolate, upper 5-9-foliolate. Leaflets of the lower leaf 2-8 cm long, 2-3 cm broad, ovate; of upper leaves, 7-25 cm long, 5-25 mm broad, Flowers stalks are 6-9 mm long. Flowers are purple, pink or bluish, 8-9 mm …

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Cordia vestita

Cordia vestita (Bairola) Bairola is a deciduous polygamous tree with densely velvet-hairy branchlets. Leaves are 7-12 x 4.5-12 cm, broadly elliptic, ovate to obovate, blunt or pointed, base flat or wedge-shaped, margin wavy. Upper surface is rough and darker in colour, lower dense grey-white velvety. Leaf-stalk is up to 3.5 cm long. Flowers are yellowish-white. …

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Eremostachys superba

Eremostachys superba (Van Mooli) Golden Himalayan Spike is a rare, threatened, handsome Himalayan plant. Root is thick, woody, vertical; collar woolly or scarcely so. Stems are simple, 40-80 cm, usually with a thin indumentum of simple hairs. Leaves are oblong to ovate in outline, simple and rounded toothed to pinnately cut with lobed to sawtoothed …

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Euphorbia fusiformis

Euphorbia fusiformis (Bara Dudhi) Euphorbia fusiformis is a rare medicinal plant. The ethnobotanical value of this plant is due to its action as a remedy for several diseases like rheumatism, gout, paralysis and arthritis, liver disorders and diarrhea. The tuberous roots of this plant were used by Bhagats (tribal physicians) of Dangs forest for the …

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Indian Pangolin

Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) The Indian pangolin is a solitary, shy, slow-moving, nocturnal mammal.[6] It is about 84–122 centimetres long from head to tail, the tail usually being 33–47 cm long, and weighs 10–16 kg. It feeds mainly on ants and termites, but also beetles and cockroaches. It feeds on the eggs, larvae, and adults …

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Large Bandicoot Rat

Large Bandicoot Rat (Bandicota indica) The greater bandicoot rat is a species of rodent. The greater bandicoot rat has a dark gray-brown upper parts with a profusion of long, black hairs. Sides are gray with a few long, black hairs. Short, light gray fur occurs on the ventral surfaces. It has a dark and naked, …

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