Seed Plants of Barsey Rhododendron S…

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Seed Plants of Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

Description

This is a list of seed plants (angiosperms and gymnosperms) recorded from the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctauary, India.

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ICIMOD
ICIMOD
Khumaltar GPO Box No 3226 Lalitpur Kathmandu Nepal
Metadata author
Neha Bisht
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ICIMOD
Khumaltar GPO Box No 3226 Lalitpur Kathmandu Nepal
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ICIMOD
ICIMOD
Khumaltar GPO Box No 3226 Lalitpur Kathmandu Nepal

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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

Publication Date

Feb 20, 2012

Registration Date

Mar 12, 2012

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Description

The Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary lies in the south-west corner of the West Sikkim district. It covers 104 sq. km across the razor sharp Singhalila Range, which marks the border with more

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The Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary lies in the south-west corner of the West Sikkim district. It covers 104 sq. km across the razor sharp Singhalila Range, which marks the border with Nepal. In the south, the Rambong Khola separates the Sanctuary from West Bengal. The Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary forms a vital corridor connecting the Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in the north with the Singhalila National Park in West Bengal in the south. The site contains five forest types: subtropical moist deciduous forest (2,200–2,400 m), wet temperate forest (2,400–2,700 m), moist temperate forest (2,700–3,250 m), sub-alpine forest (3,250–4000 m), and alpine meadows (>4,000 m). About 600 varieties of rhododendrons, out of the 1000 known varieties in Sikkim, are found in this Sanctuary. It is also home to the rare Himalayan red panda and black bear. Meadows take over from above 4,000 m and are rich in medicinal plants.

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Study area description

The Kangchenjunga Landscape encompasses the southern stretch of landscape surrounding Mt Kangchenjunga (8,586m), which spreads over diverse ecological zones in eastern Nepal, Darjeeling and Sikkim in India, and western Bhutan. On the northern side, a small part of the northern slope extends into the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

Funding

The MacArthur Foundation

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Nakul Chettri

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Neha Bisht