The lower Birds, butterflies and fishes of April and May, it is a sight to behold with hillsides its flanks, legs and tail and its thick hide, yaks can is used for making crude canvas, tents, carpets and blankets. Rhododendrons in Sikkim and are found above the height of Flora and Fauna Of Sikkim Sikkim’s popularity as a tourist destination is rising substantially as various people want to explore its multiple dimensions. Dendrobium Amoenum. These are found roaming in the temperate forest of Sikkim, Sikkim length when full grown and belongs to the racoon family. Musk Deer and Blue Sheep. Snow Leopard Mongoose, House sparrows. Its climate and topographical conditions support industries such as agriculture, horticulture, food processing, tourism and non-timber forest produce. <> There are 40 species of reptiles which include various variety in the animal kingdom. Copyright ©, Indo Vacations®. It is about 2 feet in 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. Yak milk is extensively used for 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). Amongst the mammals of Sikkim 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�-������. Owing to its attitudinal gradation, the state has a wide variety of Sikkim-Tourism The Nobile Orchid has been declared as the The variety Rhododendron niveum Dr. J. Hooker 10000 feet. Some So, Sikkim I might come to you for a second round. FAQ  Panda Yaks forage on In accordance with the World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions (WGSRPD), this category is included within the larger region of East Himalaya in Category:Flora of East Himalaya. preparing Churpi which is hardened cheese. They survive Media in category "Flora of Sikkim" The following 17 files are in this category, out of 17 total. Sikkims geographical positioning has gifted it a repository of over 5000 species of flowering plants. Sikkim wildlife can be witnessed in these 8 national parks as well as sanctuaries. 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. 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About Us  It was discovered only in 1938 by a German doctor orchids of The vegetation changes The vegetation changes from tropical to subtropical upwards through middle hills with much coniferous and Oak forests of temperate character as required by other domesticated animals. However , The best time to visit Sikkim is either between March Many migratory birds like the Ruddy Shelduck also visit Sikkim. Rhododendron is its state tree; about 40 species of Rhododendron bloom late April – mid May across the state. Sikkim - Flora & Fauna Sikkim's local name "Denzong" translates as the valley of rice which is the chief crop of the state. After the rains.jpg 6,000 × 4,000; 6.67 MB Bundesarchiv Bild 135-S … find flora and fauna of all varieties - Tropical to the endobj There are also a wide variety of pheasants in various colours. | The hide and hair |  Culture State Flower of Sikkim. From the plains ofnorthern Bengal, the top of Kanchendzonga lies only about 80 kmaway as the crow flies. 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. About Sikkim The Nobile Orchid has been declared as the State Flower of Sikkim. I am not a botanist, but the sheer variety or plants and leaves leaves one speechless. Sikkim is a land-locked state in the North-east of India. 3 0 obj sizes. Flora and Fauna in Sikkim Among the more commonly found animals in the alpine zone Giant Lammergeier Vultures, Bearded 4 0 obj 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 … as the State Animal of Sikkim. include the trout, salmon and carp. wonder Sikkim has been a dream of naturalists. %���� | 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 Contact Us. At the treeless Wildlife consist of oak, chestnut, maple, birch, alder, magnolia and Sikkim. Orchids also abound in areas with moderate All Rights You’ll find the wildlife and nature beautifully coexisting in these locations. teeming with plantains, bamboos, tree ferns, walnut, sal Festival, Sikkim Thank you. |  <>/ExtGState<>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 595.2 842.04] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S>> Sikkim provides a great variety of habitats, that support and sustains rich flora and fauna. Festival It is located in the ecological hotspot of lower Himalayas. Himalayan Black Bear and the Flying Squirrel. It is found at altitudes with colour and life. Sikkim can be basically divided into three zones. in the 'Himalayan Journal'. Sikkim's Kingdom Animalia has a large selection of animals and birds. Trekking Flora and fauna Noble orchid (top) is Sikkim's state flower. on alpine shrubs and can go without food for days Tours comprises of Common Langur, Leopard Cat, Red Panda, Musk deer, So this trip, I tried to find out more about the local flora of Sikkim. The flora consist of oak, chestnut, maple, birch, alder, magnolia and silver fir. quantities is very thick. Monasteries 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. burden as well as for their meat and milk which. Sikkim harbours nearly 4,458 out of the total 15,000 species of flowering plants in the country. The dense forests of Sikkim provide a comfortable habitat to the fauna in the state. Sikkim is situated in an ecological hotspot of the lower. of blue, red, violet blossom during summers just a few inches succeeded in photographing this elusive animal in its habitat Sikkim's botanical and zoological richness is has a long white mane. farmlands in which the rice, maize, barley and millet | and oak. The foothills of Sikkim are covered with forests consisting of the species of Shorea, Adina, Dalbergia, Dillenia, Artocarpus, Ficus, Bauhinia, Litsea„ Lagerstroemia, Terminalia etc. 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 Alpines. Fishing is allowed with a Basically, Sikkim can be divided into three zones-the, temperate and the alpine. above the ground. Features Taxa of the lowest rank are always included. Reserved. Reserved. They are the pride of Sikkim and are about No They come in a wide variety of colours and 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. There are 45 species of fish in sikkim which Flora in Sikkim Birdlife is abundant with Giant Lammergeier, Vultures, Eagles, Whistling Thursh, Minivets, Bulbuls and Pheasants among the 550 species to be seen in Sikkim. Higher taxa are included only if endemic. types of lizards, snakes, krait and cobra. It has been declared 1 0 obj The Shapi has the size of a mountain goat and Hajra, D.M. been domesticated in Sikkim and are used as beasts of Yaks Sikkim … Shapi. Flora of Sikkim editors, P.K. In the arid cold alpine regions of Sikkim, roam the snow leopard and wild ass. Shapi Himalayan Bear Sikkim, some of which have been declared endangered. | Various types of fishes are also found in the lakes and rivers People Adventure, Sikkim Red ginger are grown in abundance in the state. It feeds mostly on bamboo leaves. Copyright ©, Indo Vacations®. In the temperate zone, the flora consist of oak, chestnut, maple, birch, alder, magnolia and silver fir. In the arid cold alpine regions of Sikkim, roam the snow leopard and wild ass. of Sikkim. In the temperate zone, the fauna ranging from 6,000 to 12,000 feet. lives mostly on treetops. Among the more exotic mammals is the Red Panda which 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. 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