2020, VOLUME 7 ISSUE 1Pages: 209-228
An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of the Udaipur wildlife sanctuary, West Champaran, Bihar, India
Anand Kumar, Saurabh Sachan, Tanay Shil and Onkar Nath Maurya*
*Botanical Survey of India, CGO Complex, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700064, West Bengal, India
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The Udaipur forest was notified as a wildlife sanctuary in 1978 and is situated around the Sareyaman Lake in West Champaran district of Bihar. The sanctuary is known for the migratory birds who visit the Sareyaman Lake during the winter season. Field surveys were conducted periodically in 2017–2018 in the Sanctuary to access the plant diversity. A total of 283 taxa under 225 genera are enumerated from 71 families. It includes one species, endemic to India and two species listed in appendix-II of CITES. Poaceae is the most dominant family with high species representation, followed by Fabaceae, Asteraceae, Lamiaceae, Cyperaceae, Apocynaceae, Rubiaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Malvaceae, Acanthaceae, Boraginaceae, Convolvulaceae and Cucurbitaceae. In addition, 23 species belonging to 23 genera and 14 families were new additions to the ‘Flora of West Champaran district, Bihar’.