Flora & Fauna

Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary


Medicinal Plants


Condusive climate, edaphic factors and the geographical location of the district give rise to luxurious vegetation rich in diversity. Some of the important tree species are Hollock(Terminalia, myriocarpa), Khokan(Duabanga grandiflora), Mekai, Simul, Titachampa(Michalia Champaca) and Gamari(Gmelina arborea). The bamboo of the variety Dendrocalamus Hamiltonii is found in abundance. Different varieties of canes are commonly found in the area.

Mithun - State Animal : Pride of Arunachalees

The medicinal plants Coptis Teeta(Mishmi Teeta) is an endemic species and Taxus baccata are available here. The area is also rich in orchid varieties. Like the flora, the fauna of this area is equally rich and varied. It includes some rare species of wild animals and birds. Mishmi Teeta - Medicinal plant

The common variety of wild life are Tiger, Black Panther, Leopard, Bear, Elephant, Wild Pig, Langur, White browed gibbon, Musk Deer, Mishmi Takin. Among the birds the common varieties are Hornbills, Babblers, Bulbul, Warblers, Flycatchers, Pigeons etc. The area is also abode of different species of snakes, reptiles and insects and last but no the least different varieties of blood sucking leeches.

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