Plant Species in suhanra National Park Bahawalpur
Introduction of Lal Suhanra
Lal Suhanra National Park is situated some 35 kilometers east of Bahawalpur and presents a synthesis of forest and desert life. It occupies land on both sides of Desert Branch canal, and is spread over an area of 127,480 acres (51,368 hectares) – out of which 20,974 acres (8,491 hectares) are green land (irrigated plantations), 101,726 acres (40,942 hectares) are dry land (desert), and 4,780 acres are wet land (ponds and lakes). The park’s terrain is generally flat,
interspersed with sand dunes measuring between 1 and 6 meters in height and occupying as many as thousands of acres apiece. The biosphere reserve is crossed by the dried-up bed of the Ghaggar-Hakra River and comprises Patisar Lake and irrigated land. Officials said that indigenous trees like Indian rosewood and Acacia Karroo will
be planted over 1,212 acres of barren land in the wildlife reserve.
Many species of animals can be found throughout the Lal Suhanra conservation area. These include several wild animals of the desert such as wildcats, rabbits, bustards, and deer. Reptiles in the park include the Monitor lizard, Russell’s Viper, Indian Cobra, Saw Scaled Viper, Wolf Snake, John’s Sand Boa, and spiny tailed lizard.
- plant name: Moringa plant
common name: Sohjna
scientific name: Moringa olifera
Family name: Moringaceae
Uses of Moringa Plant:
Moringa is also taken by mouth to reduce swelling, as an antioxidant, to prevent spasms, increase sex drive (as an aphrodisiac), prevent pregnancy
- Plant name: Kangi palm
name: Cycas revoluta
Family Name: Cycadaceae
Uses of Kangi plant:
The plant is harvested from the will local use as a food and medicine, it is also often grown as an ornamental in gardens. The leaves are used in the treatment of cancer and hepatocyte. It is used in the treatment of rheumatism.
3. Plant Name: Beri
Scientific Name: Ziziphus mauritana
The fruit is used as food and to make medicine. People use zizyphus for conditions such as diabetes, high levels of cholesterol
4. plant name: Neem Tree
common name: Neem
scientific name: Azadirachta indica
Leaf is used in leprosy. Bark is used in asthma. Bark is used in cough
5. Plant name: Eurpeon yew
common name: Eurpeon yew
scientific name: Taxus brevifolia
Yew is a tree. People use the bark, branch tips, and needles to make medicine. Despite serious safety concern.
6. Plant name: Gum Arabica
common name: kikar
scientific name: Vachellia nilotica
Uses of Gum Arabica:
• Its leaves are useful in secration