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Flora in Jaldapara National Park

Jaldapara National Park is an ideal destination for people who are wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. This is a place that can provide tourists with a quality experience as this park owns a diverse range of flora and fauna. Let’s take a closer look at why this national park is the perfect destination for the visit of botanists. This place leaves tourists with a wow feeling after witnessing the fascinating plants that are the permanent resident here.

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Recorded Data of the Flora

According to the recorded data, Jaldapara is home to over 585 identified species of flowering plantain which 429 are genera and 11 families. Other remaining are 71 species of grass, 19 orchid species and others remaining are the major reason tourists visit this park because they are endangered and play an important role when it comes to conservation.

1. Sal Trees:Most of the area of the Jaldapara National Park is covered by the Sal tree (Shorearobusta). This species of flora provides essential cool and shaded habitat for the wildlife of Jaldapara National Park because they are tall and evergreen trees that form dense forests. These trees are considered to be very valued because of their timber and are also believed to be holy by many local cultures.

2. Orchids:Jaldapara National Park is well-known for its wide range of orchid species. And this is the reason it is a heavenly place for all the orchid lovers out there. The beauty of this flower is very popular all around the world. What is better than witnessing the same type of flower in different colours and shapes? Nothing, right? This is the reason behind orchidologists visiting this place. The presence of orchid species adds beauty and elegance to the national park’s flora.

3. Bamboo Groves:Bamboos are another common part of the flora in Jaldapara National Park. the presence of bamboo in the park plays an important role in the habitat because the thick woods of bamboo helps in providing shelter to numerous species of animals who live there. You will be witnessing a wide range of bamboo species in this park which includes giant bamboo (Dendrocalamusgiganteus), and the amazing fact about this bamboo is that it can grow up to 40 meters in height. These not only provide shelter to the animals but are very crucial when it comes to the ecological balance of the park as well.

4. Elephant Grass:Another very crucial part of the flora of this very beautiful park is the elephant grass which is very popularly known as Saccharum Ravenna. SaccharumRavennae is known to be elephant grass because they grow very fast and tall. The fact about this type of grass is that the species of this grass are tall and they grow in large quantities along the riverbanks and open grasslands of Jaldapara National Park. it also plays an important role in the life of fauna because it is one of the prime sources of food for herbivores such as elephants, deer and rhinos.

5.Medicinal Plants:Medical plants play an important role even in today’s world, you will be surprised to know that Jaldapara National Park is home to various species of medical plants which provide a wide range of healing properties. The medical plants in this park include the Indian trumpet flower (Oroxylumindicum), Indian gooseberry (Phyllanthusemblica) and Indian kino tree (Pterocarpus marsupium). These plants hold importance for a very long time and even today people use these for various cures as these are helpful in traditional medicines.


As we have discussed above all the types of flora are what you can witness if you are planning to visit the adorable Jaldapara National Park. The incredible mixture of wildlife and flora life is what makes this park a must-visit destination for people who are enthusiasts and nature lovers. So all the nature lovers pack your bags to witness the grace of tall sal trees and to feel the elegance of different kinds of orchids.

As mentioned above the flora of the park is not only important for enhancing the beauty of the park but also plays an important role in the life of wildlife as they are the prime source of food for herbivores. Add to this these are important to maintain the ecological balance. Jaldapara National Park is a treasure for nature lovers every second in the park is so peaceful and the park will leave you with the wow feeling for sure. The most important piece of advice for you is that don’t forget to carry your camera along because you will witness many moments that you will find worth capturing. All the very best for your unforgettable journey to the place with rich flora and fauna.