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- n. A wild plant found in Bengal and Assam, having a milky-white, spongy pith used for the manufacture of pith helmets and decorative artefacts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See sola.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In southern India, a thicket or jungle.
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The Forest Department and DTPC offers guided treks inside this magnificent shola which is now notified as a National Park.
Doesn't matter when you did it, the point is, he supports it just like Billary. shola
At higher altitudes, there are shola-type forests characterized by Phoenix robusta, Pterospermum acerifolium, and Clematis nutans.
The montane shola-grassland complexes occur between 1,900 and 2,220 m.
In the shola forests in particular, dioecy is quite prevalent among the Lauraceae and Moraceae.
The habitat types include the wet montane evergreen forests and shola-grassland complexes in the higher elevations.
The rare and endemic Nilgiri tahr (Hemitragus hylocrius) is currently limited to a narrow, 400-kilometer (km) stretch of shola-grassland mosaic, from the Nilgiri Hills to the Ashambu Hills.
Large expanses of high-elevation, undulating grasslands interspersed with patches of stunted shola forests harbor the endemic Nilgiri tahr and India's largest elephant population.
Every twelve years, the blue flowers of Neelakurunji (Phlebophyllum kunthianum) impart a blue hue to these grassland-shola mountains.
The grasslands that surround the shola forests consist of several fire - and frost-resistant grasses: Chrysopogon zeylanicus, Cymbopogon flexuosus, Arundinella ciliata, Arundinella mesophylla, Arundinella tuberculata, Themeda tremula, and Sehima nervosum.