Plant Life of Mandasaru Gorge

The vegetation of the gorge is classified under 03 categories – Tropical Dry Deciduous Forests, Tropical Moist Deciduous Forests and Tropical Semi-Evergreen Forests. The flora of the gorge is represented as:

  • 52 species of grasses
  • 36 species of orchids
  • 59 species of pteridophytes
  • 01 species of gymnosperm
  • 70 species of bryophytes
  • 72 species of lichens
  • 130 species of fungi including 34 species of edible mushrooms

Apart from these, the gorge is also home to more than 06 species of medicinal plants and 16 species of plants can be categorised as threatened and endangered categories and 03 species are endemic to this gorge.