Floristic Regions of India

The forests of  the Himalayan region (from Kashmir to Kumaon) possess a  rich variety of Deodar, Blue Pine, Spruce, Silver Fir, Chir, Pine, other Conifers and broad leaved temperate trees. The Eastern Himalayas (from Sikkim to Darjeeling) forests has Oaks, Laurela, Maples, Rhododendroms, Alder, Birth, Juniper Trees. The Assam region is famous for its evergreen forests. Malabar region, besides the rich forest, produces important commercial crops such as coconut, betel nut, pepper, coffee, tea, rubber, cardamom etc. The Andaman region abounds in evergreen, mangrove, beach and diluvial forests.

There are 14 major vegetation types identified in India. They are Tropical wet evergreen, Tropical semi  evergreen, Tropical moist deciduous, Tropical dry deciduous, Tropical thorn, Tropical desert, very dry ever green,  Subtropical wet, Subtropical pine, Subtropical dry, wet temperate, moist temperate, The Alpine, The Tidal Forest.