ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Species Suitable for Rehabilitation in India

Species Suitable for Rehabilitation in India
 
S. No.
Species
Tropical and Subtropical Climatic Regions
Himalayan Region (mid elevations)
1.
Trees
Acacia catechu, Acacia nilotica, Aegle marmelos, Albizia lebbeck, Albizia procera, Artocarpus heterophyllus, Azadirachta indica, Bauhinia purpurea, Bombax ceiba, Butea monosperma, Cassia fistula, Dalbergia sissoo, Embilica officinalis, Ficus          infectoria, Ficus racemosa, Ficus religiosa, Gmelina arborea, Hardwickia binata, Holoptelea integrifolia, Lagerstromia speciosa, Limonia acidissima, Madhuca indica, Mangifera indica, Melia azaderach, Moringa oleifera, Neolamarckia cadamba, Pithecelobiu dulce, Pongamiapinnata, Psidium gaujava, Syzygium cumini, Terminalia arjuna, Terminalia belerica, Toona ciliata, Trema politoria, Wendlandia exserta, and Ziziphus mauritina
Acer oblongum, Alnus nepalensis, Cupressus torulosa, Quercus leucotrichophora, Toona serrata, Celtis tetrandara, and Ulmus wallichiana
2.
Shrubs
Agave sislana, Asparagus racemosus, Buddleia asiatica, Carissaopaca, Dodonaea viscosa, Indigofera tinctoria, Mimosa himalayana, Murraya koenigii, Rumex hastatus, Vitex negundo, Withania somnifera, Woodfordia fruticosa and Ziziphus nummularia
Berberis aristata, Berberis asiatica, Berberis lycium, Coriaria nepalensis, Debregeasia hypoleuca, Debregeasia velutina, Desmodium tiliaefolium, Prinsepiautilis, Rumex hastatus, Salix spp, Zanthoxylum alatum and Hypericum patulum
3.
Grasses and sedges
Arundo donax, Cenchrus ciliaris,Cenchrus setigerus, Cymbopogon citratus, Cymbopogon martini, Cynodon dactylon, Eriophorum comosum, Panicum maximum, Pennisetum    glaucum, Pennisetum pedicellatum, Pennisetum purpureum, Saccharum spontaneum
Arundinella benghalensis, A. nepalensis, Eulaliopsis binata, Cymbopogon spp, Chrysopogon fulvus
4.
Herbs
Crotalaria juncea, Mimosa pudica, Stylosanthes hamata, Trifolium repens
Crotolaria juncea, Trifolium repens
5.
Bamboos
Bambusa bambos, Dendrocalamus strictus
Arundinaria falcata Drepanostachyum falcaturn, Thamnocalamus pathiflorus
 

Source:  Singh, Sanjay. 2021. Ecorehabilitation of degraded lands. Prayagraj, Forest Research Centre for Eco-rehabilitation.52p.