Plants that are endangered in India, as of 2015, include Corypha species, Decalepis hamiltonii, Kingiodendron pinnatum and Myristica species. Around 20 percent of all plant species in India are threatened due to a combination of reduction in natural habitats and over-harvesting.Continue Reading
Another example of a plant species that is endangered in India is Ilex khasiana. This is a type of shrub, and there are less than five living plants remaining at the start of 2015. This particular species is endangered because its rate of reproduction is not high enough to cope with the rapid destruction of its habitat.
Pterocarpus santalinus is a tree that grows in the forests of Eastern Ghats. This tree requires a dry environment to live, which immediately cuts down on potential habitable regions. The forests where Pterocarpus santalinus grows have been cut down by logging companies, and certain parts of the tree are also harvested for use in traditional medicines.
Syzygium travancoricum is one of the most endangered plant species in India. It is a small tree that lives in swamps, but large areas of its natural habitat have been drained and turned into paddy fields. There are a few small remaining populations of the tree in India as of 2015.Learn more about Outdoor Plants & Flowers
A list of non-flowering plants would include ferns, algae, rusts and smuts, slime molds, bread molds, mildew and yeast. Non-flowering plants also include truffles, morels and earth tongues. There are also jelly fungi like caloceras, tremellas and coral, tooth and leather fungi.Full Answer >
Some of the plants found in the Indian Ocean are species of mangrove trees in Madagascar's mangrove forests, India's coastal sea grass and West Australia's macroalgae. The Indian Ocean covers a variety of biologically diverse ecological regions, including Africa's eastern shores, western Australia and the southern coastlines of Asia.Full Answer >
India is the origin of religious traditions followed by one-fourth of the world's population and is home to the world's highest cricket pitch. India is the birthplace of the game of "Snakes and Ladders" in the 13th century.Full Answer >
The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama was the first European to discover India. He accomplished this by establishing the sea route from Europe to India, which was previously unknown.Full Answer >