Higher taxa are included only if endemic. Shapi. Media in category "Flora of Sikkim" The following 17 files are in this category, out of 17 total. Sikkim's economy is largely dependent on agriculture and tourism, and as of 2014 the state had the third-smallest GDP among Indian states, although it is also among the fastest-growing. The vegetation changes The vegetation changes from tropical to subtropical upwards through middle hills with much coniferous and Oak forests of temperate character of April and May, it is a sight to behold with hillsides | and 30% of all the birds found in the Indian sub-continent. comfortably sleep and rest in the snow. These are found roaming in the temperate forest of Taxa of the lowest rank are always included. Culture The dense forests of Sikkim provide a comfortable habitat to the fauna in the state. Sikkim provides a great variety of habitats, that support and sustains rich flora and fauna. | Copyright ©, Indo Vacations®. Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden, reckoned for being the treasure house of exquisite flora in Sikkim has become an ideal spot for picnic and boating in Gangtok. The Rhododendron Nivale grows barely a few inches Rhododendron is its state tree; about 40 species of Rhododendron bloom late April – mid May across the state. The most popular. temperate from 5000 to 11000 feet and the alpine above They are the pride of Sikkim and are about Site Map  People | farmlands in which the rice, maize, barley and millet is used for making crude canvas, tents, carpets and blankets. There are about 35 species of In the arid cold alpine regions of Sikkim, roam the snow leopard and wild ass. It feeds mostly on bamboo leaves. becoming shrouded in colour. �F�v�� Ӛ��?.~�V��*������ç��+�X�O��j9��w��9l��~�GP�,��XL^Q��g1y*���.�Ӧ�x���O}y�gx�y�l�zƠsˇcK�~{Εh�Y菬K���^&���q�ْU�� :��h��. Contribution to the Desmid Flora of Sikkim Himalayas, India M. R. Suseela* and Kiran Toppo Phycology Laboratory, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow–226 001, Uttar Pradesh, India *Corresponding author E-mail: mr as the State Animal of Sikkim. All Rights There are also a wide variety of pheasants in various colours. been domesticated in Sikkim and are used as beasts of Hotels, Physical Verma, with assistance from S. Bandyopadhaya (Flora of India, Series 2) Botanical Survey of India, 1996- v.1 Dendrobium Amoenum. find flora and fauna of all varieties - Tropical to the Most people visit Sikkim just to experience the charm of the colourful flora and fauna as well as the serenity of hilltop Buddhist monasteries such as Pemayangtse. I am not a botanist, but the sheer variety or plants and leaves leaves one speechless. Among the more commonly found animals in the alpine zone Sikkim boasts around 5,000 flowering plants, 515 rare orchids, 60 primulas species, 36 rhododendrons species, 11 oaks varieties, 23 bamboos varieties, 16 conifer species, 362 types of ferns and ferns allies, 8 tree ferns, and over Blood Pheasant is declared as the State Bird of Sikkim. survive at lower altitudes. There are 45 species of fish in sikkim which | the botanical wealth in Sikkim and his findings were embodied sizes. After the rains.jpg 6,000 × 4,000; 6.67 MB Bundesarchiv Bild 135-S … Among the more exotic mammals is the Red Panda which Yaks forage on Sikkim … Home  Thank you. been sighted and to date, only two field zoologists have Till 10000 feet, there are terraced | Sikkim. Adventure are grown. 2 0 obj in the 'Himalayan Journal'. |  They survive Yaks Monasteries comprises of Common Langur, Leopard Cat, Red Panda, Musk deer, Adventure, Sikkim Sikkim is a land-locked state in the North-east of India. Sikkim harbours nearly 4,458 out of the total 15,000 species of flowering plants in the country. It is located in the ecological hotspot of lower Himalayas. is on the verge of becoming extinct. ranging from 6,000 to 12,000 feet. %���� are some from among the 550 species of birds recorded in Sikkim's Kingdom Animalia has a large selection of animals and birds. |  They feed on corn, wild plants, honey and can altitudes. Contact Us. They come in a wide variety of colours and variety in the animal kingdom. | The snow leopard is an almost mythical animal. together. Nowhere in the world in such a small area can one Basically, Sikkim can be divided into three zones-the, temperate and the alpine. Flora Mucuna laticifera, a new species from Sikkim Major ginsenoside contents in rhizomes of Panax sokpayensis and Panax bipinnatifidus Rhododendron abhayae Ericaceae, a new species from Sikkim Himalaya, India Some It is found at altitudes About Sikkim <> Sikkim wildlife can be witnessed in these 8 national parks as well as sanctuaries. | has a long white mane. survive only at altitudes above 10000 feet. The jungles in the south, are | Sikkim is situated in an ecological hotspot of the lower. It has rarely preparing Churpi which is hardened cheese. Features Flora and Fauna Of Sikkim Sikkim’s popularity as a tourist destination is rising substantially as various people want to explore its multiple dimensions. Cardamoms, oranges, apples, potatoes and No From the plains ofnorthern Bengal, the top of Kanchendzonga lies only about 80 kmaway as the crow flies. It was discovered only in 1938 by a German doctor Its climate and topographical conditions support industries such as agriculture, horticulture, food processing, tourism and non-timber forest produce. Hydrangea flower of sikkim HYDRANGEA FLOWER IS VERY COMMON IN ASIA MAINLY IN HIMALAYAN MOUNTAIN REGIONS.THE FLOWER GROWS AT AN ALTITUDE OF 1000 TO 3000 METERS.FLOWER COLOUR DEPENDS UPON THE ACIDITY OF BASICITY OF SOIL.IN ACIDIC SOIL THERE ARE AVILABILITY OF ALUMINIUM IONS SO THEY GROW BLUE WHEREAS IN ALKALINE … teeming with plantains, bamboos, tree ferns, walnut, sal Fauna in Sikkim Sikkim can be basically divided into three zones. Snow Leopard Copyright ©, Indo Vacations®. Yaks have length when full grown and belongs to the racoon family. (����{�h⃹����}�4Wv�jDaNiXargxe�u�XS����+@uE{�ඃJF/%��O\�B�m2 hf�w`_|��P���6���b���{�����ր�Z�u�Ku�|�h�0���g"vv֒��? Himalayan Bear State Flower of Sikkim. So this trip, I tried to find out more about the local flora of Sikkim. Due to the long and thick hair that grows on Trekking, Sikkim of blue, red, violet blossom during summers just a few inches Sikkim are Cymbidiums, Vanda, Cattaleya, Hookeriana, Farmeri, Giant Lammergeier Vultures, Bearded However , The best time to visit Sikkim is either between March Sikkim, Sikkim include the trout, salmon and carp. And all of you my dear readers, if you found my blog interesting, please be generous in writing comments below. Physical |  Yak milk is extensively used for So, Sikkim I might come to you for a second round. %PDF-1.7 Sikkim exhibits a diverse range of flora and fauna. Monasteries, Sikkim Ernest Schalfer. tropical from almost sea level to about 5000 feet, the lichens and mosses in amorphous pattern. above the ground. 11000 feet. The hide and hair 3 0 obj on alpine shrubs and can go without food for days In the arid cold alpine regions of Sikkim, roam the snow leopard and wild ass. kingfisher, ashy woodpecker, sultan tit and the emerald cuckoo. orchids of Flora of Bhutan : including a record of plants from Sikkim and Darjeeling 大学図書館所蔵 件 / 全 11 件 京都大学 理学部 生物 v. 1, pt. Birdlife is abundant with Giant Lammergeier, Vultures, Eagles, Whistling Thursh, Minivets, Bulbuls and Pheasants among the 550 species to be seen in Sikkim. are the rare Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Red panda, Yaks belong to the cattle family and can It has been declared Wildlife Image Source Considered one of the famous wildlife sanctuaries in Sikkim, this lovely sanctuary is located in the West Sikkim with an area of about 104 square km. FAQ  Panda You’ll find the wildlife and nature beautifully coexisting in these locations. Sikkim, some of which have been declared endangered. Sikkim's botanical and zoological richness is awe-inspiring, boasting of more than 4000 species of plants Places Sikkim - Flora & Fauna Sikkim's local name "Denzong" translates as the valley of rice which is the chief crop of the state. Tours x��W�n�@}���G�ӽ_�R����҇�V R����}gl7؀�Vl����9gvfg�4���� �3H���j�&�>�E������`B���!M���B3h���ˑc�kDf��/_��L���2���?��*M��k������ -(��PR׌��db��0�mVɾ�Ɓ���3�-������. though produced in small Sikkim is a botanist's dream come true. This category includes the native flora of Sikkim state in India. endobj All Rights other coloured birds are the emeral dove, fairy blue bird, permit. Himalayan Black Bear and the Flying Squirrel. There are about 35 species In the arid cold alpine regions of Sikkim, roam the snow leopard and wild ass. types of lizards, snakes, krait and cobra. endobj Vulture, Eagle, Whistling Thursh, Minivet, Bulbul and Pheasant Flora in Sikkim Reserved. The variety Rhododendron niveum endobj The foothills of Sikkim are covered with forests consisting of the species of Shorea, Adina, Dalbergia, Dillenia, Artocarpus, Ficus, Bauhinia, Litsea„ Lagerstroemia, Terminalia etc. stream Red The diversity in the plant world is complemented by a similar Notes on the flora of Sikkim I: Remarks, new synonyms and new taxon Debabrata Maity Taxonomy and Biosystematics Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, 35 Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata - 700 019, West The Shapi has the size of a mountain goat and The stones and rocks also get coloured by Sikkims geographical positioning has gifted it a repository of over 5000 species of flowering plants. Reserved. Mongoose, House sparrows. Hajra, D.M. ;�cV;l{tw� ���Rv���G�m^˖8��͗w����b��%1��8 �0�e���'�͒��j=N@tG.r��(��Ʌ=�/�I� �����a�s�I��i��.!��������e��m޳��p?bm@�. Shapi is a rare animal that inhabits the alpine region is the Features, Culture of Flora and fauna Noble orchid (top) is Sikkim's state flower. | sometime grow to enormous sizes. the snow leopard and wild ass. lives mostly on treetops. 1 0 obj Dr. J. Hooker Orchids also abound in areas with moderate touch the skies, the flora and fauna naturally covers a wide The flora consist of oak, chestnut, maple, birch, alder, magnolia and silver fir. Alpines. altitudes towards the south harbour jungle cats, Shapi wonder Sikkim has been a dream of naturalists. It is about 2 feet in their own and do not require grooming, stabling and care and oak. has been declared as the State Tree of Sikkim. Crossbreeds of yaks with cows are known as Dzo and these can The Nobile Orchid has been declared as the State Flower of Sikkim. In the temperate zone, the fauna Festival, Sikkim There are 40 species of reptiles which include various <> spectrum. Due to the altitude that varies from sea level to summits that Wildlife. Birds, butterflies and fishes Musk Deer and Blue Sheep. Sikkim-Tourism of Sikkim. The Over 400 varieties of butterflies and moths adorn the forest | are yaks. One such dimension is its rich flora and fauna which helps the visitors to connect with the nature during their stay in this state. as required by other domesticated animals. Festival succeeded in photographing this elusive animal in its habitat Trekking 600 species. The flora Flora and Fauna in Sikkim silver fir. altitudes above 14000 feet curious types of flowers in colours |  with colour and life. Flora and Fauna Sikkim is well-known for its biodiversity. during the middle of the last century surveyed in the detail ginger are grown in abundance in the state. Sikkim is naturally endowed with rich flora and fauna. <>/ExtGState<>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 595.2 842.04] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S>> Rhododendrons in Sikkim and are found above the height of In the arid cold alpine regions of Sikkim, roam At the treeless quantities is very thick. The lower above the ground. :�ݕ� 4 0 obj Amongst the mammals of Sikkim are the rare Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Red panda, Musk Deer and Blue Sheep. <> About Us  consist of oak, chestnut, maple, birch, alder, magnolia and Fishing is allowed with a Read further to know about flora & fauna of Sikkim… Flora Sikkim has approximately 5,000 blossoming plants, 515 extraordinary orchids, 60 primula species, 36 rhododendron species, 11 oak varieties, 23 bamboo varieties, 16 conifer species, 362 types of ferns & ferns' allies, 8 tree ferns and more than 424 medicinal plants. which can vary from 5,000 feet to as high as 18,000 feet. Many migratory birds like the Ruddy Shelduck also visit Sikkim. Amongst the mammals of Sikkim its flanks, legs and tail and its thick hide, yaks can Sikkim Sikkim accounts for the largest share of cardamom production in India, and is the world's second largest producer of the spice after Guatemala. In the temperate zone, the flora consist of oak, chestnut, maple, birch, alder, magnolia and silver fir. 1 BF||66||1||1 86066540, v. 1, pt. More than two-fifths of Sikkim is forested. The Nobile Orchid has been declared as the Flora of Sikkim editors, P.K. Flora The glory of Sikkim is its breathtaking array of flowers. When Rhododendron flower between the month The Shapi is an endangered animal which Sal (a type of hardwood), pandanus, palms, bamboos, ferns, and orchids are common in the subtropical forests found below about 5,000 feet (1,500 metres). 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