INDO-MALAYAN Tropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forest

The diversity of plants in the rainforests of Asia is too much for one page!

Family Lauraceae

Family Piperaceae

Family Pandanaceae

Family Zingiberaceae

Family Dilleniaceae

Family Vitaceae

Family Fabaceae

Family Rosaceae

Family Euphorbiaceae

Family Malvaceae

Family Myrtaceae

Family Melastomataceae

Osbeckia lanata. Found in the understory in montane forests in Sri Lanka (Horton Plains, Sri Lanka).

Family Lecythidaceae

Careya arborea (Jahoo Camp, Cambodia).

Family Ericaceae, 'Heathers'

Rhododendron spp.

Many species in this genus have large red flowers. They are mostly found in the higher altitude forests of Asia.

Rhododendron arboreum, 'Ceylon Rhododendron'. Grows as a shrub in the open or small tree in more protected areas. Leaves greyish-brown on underside due to hairs.  Large bunches of a dozen red flowers. Found in cloud forest, endemic to Sri Lanka. (Horton Plains).

Vaccinium leschenaultia, Indian Cranberry. Shrub or small tree. Found in montane forest in India and Sri Lanka. (Horton Plains, Sri Lanka).







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