Orissa semi-evergreen forests

Like all other ecoregions of the Deccan Plateau, the flora and fauna of the Orissa Semi-Evergreen ecoregion has an ancient geological lineage with Gondwanaland origins, but now represents the forests along the low hills in the northeastern Indian State of Orissa. Five distinct vegetation forms are recognizable based on the dominant tree species. All of them are represented by Sal, or Shorea robusta, The ‘typical’ tree community of these forests include species of Artocarpus, Michelia, Bridelia, Ficus, and Mangifera. Patches of canebrakes and bamboo brakes break up the homogeneity of the forests.

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