Anamalai Rainforest Restoration Program

Murugalli



This site adjoins the Sholayar reservoir in the Sheikalmudi-Murugalli part of the Valparai plateau. A total of 17 ha has been earmarked along the reservoir and streams out of a larger area of abandoned vanilla plantation. Many rainforest species such as lion-tailed macaques, Nilgiri langurs, hornbills and trogons, and herpetofauna use the site.

As the site already had scattered tree cover, the level of weed infestation is lower making the weed removal and planting easier. Planting of around 1300 saplings belonging to 55 rainforest species was carried out in 2008.

The site is being monitored and the area under restoration will be extended in the coming years

Site two months after planting


Species planted

Species20082009Total
Actinodaphne sp.301646
Aglaia exstipulata1010
Antidesma menasu55
Ardisia11
Artocarpus heterophyllus45651
Artocarpus hirsuta55
Atalantia racemosa55
Baccaurea courtallensis61521
Bhesa indica2222
Bischofia javanica12425
Calamus sp.156
Calophyllum austroindicum11
Canarium strictum121830
Chrysophyllum lanceolatum7512
Cinnamomum malabathrum251338
Cullenia exarillata401353
Debregesia longifolia33
Dimocarpus longan542882
Diospyros sylvatica527
Drypetes wightii25530
Dysoxylum binectariferum77
Elaeocarpus munronii11213
Elaeocarpus serratus21517
Elaeocarpus tuberculatus131427
Eugenia sp.11
Euodia lunu-ankenda101020
Fahrenheitia zeylanica11
Ficus hispida257
Ficus sp.11
Filicium decipiens203656
Garcinia pictorius11
Glochidion malabaricum22
Gnetum ula44
Gomphandra coriacea22
Holigarna grahamii21012
Holigarna nigra10313
Knema attenuata22
Kunstleria keralense11
Lepisanthus decipiens5151
Ligustrum perottetii123
Litsea bourdilloni516
Litsea glabrata652489
Litsea insignis10212
Litsea sp.1212
Macaranga peltata77
Madhuca neerifolia5510
Maesa indica101121
Mallotus sp.11
Mastixia arborea88
Memecylon sp.22
Mesua ferrea15621
Michelia champaca22
Myristica dactyloides30535
Neolitsea scrobiculata11
Nothopegia racemosa6161
Olea dioica1111
Ormosia travancorica202242
Otonephelium stipulaceum201636
Palaquium bourdilloni73037
Palaquium ellipticum252449
Persea macrantha251843
Poeciloneuron indicum44
Prunus ceylanica55
Psychotria anamallayana33
Rauwolfia densiflora11
Reinwardtiodendron anamalaiense718
Rutaceae11
Sarcandra chloranthoides11
Sarcostigma kleinii22
Scolopia crenata66
Semecarpus travancorica361450
Sterculia guttata718
Syzygium densiflorum2020
Syzygium gardneri201030
Syzygium rubicundum15520
Syzygium sp.1111
Toona ciliata22
Trichilia connaroides681078
Turpinia malabarica156
"Unid climber opp leaf"11
Unid comp. leaf (small seeds)22
Unidentified liana156
Vateria indica251439
Ventilago33
Vepris bilocularis77
Vernonia arborea5611
Total9955301525

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