30 May 2016

Flora & Fauna of the North East India 24.3.2005

The North Eastern region in India is best explained as the land of surging Himalayas, lush green valleys, and ecological diversity. The hilly terrain of the North East and its climate is best suited for the growth of rare breed of flora and fauna. Arunachal Pradesh, one of the seven sister states, is most famous for exquisitely beautiful blossoms experienced by the land. The state is renowned for the rare species of flora and fauna that grows here.  One gets to see the most amazing breed of orchids growing in the region, because of which Arunachal Pradesh is also called “Orchid’s Paradise”.
The clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is a wild cat found from the Himalayan foothills through mainland Southeast Asia into China, and has been classified as Vulnerable in 2008 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Its total population size is suspected to be fewer than 10,000 mature individuals, with a decreasing population trend, and no single population numbering more than 1,000 adults.

Dillenia indica (elephant applechulta/chalta or ouu) is a species of Dillenia native to southeastern Asia, from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka east to southwestern China (Yunnan) and Vietnam, and south through Thailand to Malaysia and Indonesia.

The Mishmi takin (Budorcas taxicolor taxicolor) is an endangered goat-antelope native to India, Myanmar and China. It is a subspecies of takin.
The Mishmi takin lives in southern China and eats bamboo and willow shoots. It has an oily coat to protect it from the fog.

Pitcher plants are several different carnivorous plants which have modified leaves known as pitfall traps—a prey-trapping mechanism featuring a deep cavity filled with digestive fluid liquid. The traps of what we consider to be "true" pitcher plants are created from modified leaves; however they are not simply folded into a tube, and the process is far more complicated.

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