The Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary, nestled in the Annamali hill ranges is gifted with a wide variety of flora and fauna. The flora in Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary is mainly Tropical Dry Deciduous Forests as well as bamboo forests and semi desert vegetation and scrublands.
The flora in Nagarjunasagar Wildlife sanctuary is of various types that include Southern Tropical dry mixed deciduous forest,Hardwickia forest, Southern thorn forest and Southern Euphoria scrub.
The Flora in Nagarjunasagar Wildlife Sanctuary
The thick forest covers of the Nagarjunasagar Wildlife sanctuary is the Tropical Dry Deciduous forests. The flora in Nagarjunasagar is varied, with herbs, shrubs, trees and a few marshes with sedges.
The scrubland and the climbers are mainly found at the foothills while the well drained hill slopes in the Nagarjunasagar supports the thorn forst vegetation of the region. The flora on top of the hills essentially is the dry deciduous forest cover.
The rare plants of the region are Niebuhria apetala, Cissus Vitiginea, Peterolobium Indicum, Ziziphus xylopyrus. Spread over an area of 6 sq km is the Rollerpadu grasslands near Srisailam. Dotted with dry, thorny bushes, a natural habitat for blackbucks.
Other main species of flora in Nagarjunasagar are anogeissus latifolia, Cleisthanthus collinus, Terminalia, Pterocarpus marsupium,hardwickia binata,boswellia serrara, tectonagrandis etc.