1. The forest is tropical dry deciduous in nature, dominated by teak ( Tectona grandis ). 2. The larvae have been recorded feeding on " Tectona grandis " and " Mallotus " species. 3. This consist mainly of Tectona grandis, Ain, Tiwas, Aola, Lendia, Dhawada, Kusum are the important tree species. 4. Vegetation : The natural vegetation is tropical dry forest, with scattered teak " ( Tectona grandis ) " forests. 5. It is historically important because of first time teak ( " Tectona grandis " ) plantation in Bangladesh was started from this area. 6. The forest of Ratapani is dry deciduous and moist deciduous type, with teak ( " Tectona grandis " ) as the main tree species. 7. Teak ( Tectona grandis ), and associated species such as Madhuca indica, Diospyros melanoxylon, Terminalia tomentosa, Buchanania lanzan, Lagerstroemia parviflora, Ougeinia dalbergoides, Miliusa velutina and Lannea coromandalica, occur on flat terrain. 8. The woodland section is equally impressive with trees like Sapindus Emarginatus ( Reetha ), Pterocarpus Marsupium ( Sandalwood ), Dabergia Sissoo ( Sheesham wood ), and Tectona Grandis ( Teakwood ). 9. Some non-native species such as Tectona grandis ( Teak ) and Gmelina arborea ( Pulp wood ) have been introduced into the ecosystem and are being extensively grown in several large forest plantations. 10. The natural vegetation of the Central Indian Highlands is dominated by the peninsular sal ( " Shorea robusta " ) forests in the east and teak ( " Tectona grandis " ) forests in the west.