- Flora and Fauna
Flora in Corbett National Park
Corbett's floral diversity is mind boggling. In association with bhabar about 110 species of trees, 51 species of shrubs, 27 species of climbers and 33 species of bamboo and grass are found. The dominant species of tree is evergreen Sal (Shorea robusta) and its associate tress which is found over 75 % of the total area. In a few areas pure stands of sal are found. Trees like the Sheesam (Dalbergia sissoo), the Kanju (Holoptelea integrifolia)-trees which can be seen scattered liberally all around its ridges, the ber (Zizyphus mauritians), dhak (Butea monosperma), and bael (Aegle Marmelos). Besides these, other varieties of flora in Corbett include the occasional simal (Bombax cieba), jhingan (Lannea coromandelica) and khair (Acacia catechu) which bear flowers during summers just before the advent of the spring is found along the Ramganga river.