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SN COLLEGE PUNALUR

NAAC Reaccredited with B Grade(CGPA:2.51)
Supported by the FIST programme of DST

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FLORA & FAUNA



     The college campus spans over an area of 25 acres which is surrounded by lush green vegetation. The institution is situated in a serene atmosphere away from the bustling town. The campus is rich in biodiversity with different types of flora and fauna as it is situated in the foothills of Western Ghats which is considered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

FLORA
     There are around 400 different species of plants which includes herbs, shrubs and trees. Herbs like Cyanthillium cinereum (Little iron weed), Tridax procumbens (Tridax daisy) and Euphorbia heterophylla (Wild poinsettia) are common. Shrubs include Senna alata (Candle bush), Chassalia curviflora (Curved flower woody chassalia) and Clerodendrum infortunatum (Hill glory bower).  Commercially important trees like Tectona grandis (Teak) are also planted and preserved in campus. Lower plants like ferns and bryophytes enriches the biodiversity. Pteridophytes like Pteris and Selaginella are common. Campus has a garden of ornamental plants including Auracaria heterophylla (Monkey’s puzzle) Cyrtostachys renda (Ornamental Palm), Bauhinia purpurea (Purple Bauhinia), Murraya paniculata (Orange Jasmine) and Cassia fistula (Golden shower tree). Different medicinal plants in the campus include Azadirachta indica (Neem), Andrographis paniculata (Green chiretta), Achyranthes aspera (pricky chaff flower). Plant wealth in the campus includes food crops like Manihot esculenta (Tapioca), Pisum sativum (Pea), Amaranthus sps (Amaranth), Mangifera indica (Mango) and Artocarpus heterophyllus (jack fruit).


FAUNA

     The biodiversity of the campus includes different mammals, birds and fishes. The pond in the college is habitat to various aquatic species like Anabas testudineus (Climbing Perch) and Poecilia reticulata (Guppy). Butterflies like Neptis hylas (Common Sailor), Troides minos (Southern Birdwing), Pachliopta aristolochiae ( Common Rose) are common in the campus. Dragon fly species like Neurothemis tullia (Pied Paddy Skimmer), Trithemis aurora (Crimson Marsh Glider) and Orthetrum luzonicum (Tricolored Marsh Hawk) also add to the biodiversity of the campus. Birds include Columba livia domestica (Rock pegion), Streptopelia chinensis suratensis (spotted dove) and Cuculus micropterus (Indian cuckoo). Different species of mammals are also observed in the campus. Pteropus giganteus (Great Indian Fruit Bat), Herpestes edwardsii (Common Mangoose) and Funambulus palmarum (Three striped palm squirrel) are some of the mammals.

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