FLORA & FAUNA
Sheesam, Dhak, Sisoo, and Khair are the most visible trees found in Corbett. A lot of other varieties are found around the park which contributes to the diversity of species. The only conifer found in the park is Chir Pine, and is seen on ridge tops like Chir Choti and declines in Gajar Sot. The higher reaches near Kanda shelters Banj Oak growing, which is a typical Himalayan species. Kanju (Holoptelia Integrifolia), Jamun (Syzygium Cumini) and Aamla (Emblica Officinalis) are seen growing in major areas.
Other main types of trees in Corbett Park.
There are also breeds of flowering trees found here. Flowering trees compliments the hue of the forests of Corbett. The major ones are Kachnaar (Bauhinia Variegata) with pink to white flowers, Semal (Bombax Ceiba) with large red blooms, Dhak or Flame-of-the-forest (Butea Monosperma) with illuminating orange flowers, Madaar or Indian Coral (Erythrinia Indica) with scarlet red flowers and Amaltas (Cassia Fistula) with shining yellow chandelier like blooms.
Main Trees : There are few species of trees which are artificially planted and grown in the park. These species don’t grow naturally here
Grass : There are more than 70 types of grass groups found in Corbett. They include
Baib or Bhabar
Spear Grass with sharp blades subjected to cause damage to clothes and human skin.
Bamboo:A few portions of Corbett vegetation is occupied by bamboo forest. The major type of bamboo found is male bamboo having clustered stout stems and lightning papery stem sheaths. Bamboos have a distinct flowering habit. All bamboos of a forest flower together once in long time, after several decades. After flowering, fruiting and dispersal of seeds, all plants decay at the same time.