Write any three features of dry deciduous forests.



Answer to be written in the exam:

  • They are also called monsoon forests and spread over the region receiving rainfall between 200 cm and 70 cm.

  •  Trees of this forest type shed their leaves for about six to eight weeks in dry summer.

  • These forests are further divided into moist and dry deciduous.

  • Moist forests -These are found in areas receiving rainfall between 200 and 100 cm.

  • These forests exist, therefore, mostly in the eastern part of the country — northeastern states, along the foothills of the Himalayas, Jharkhand, West Odisha, and Chhattisgarh, and on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats.

  •  Teak is the most dominant species of this forest.

  •   Bamboos, sal, shisham, sandalwood, Khair, Kusum, Arjun, and mulberry are other commercially important species.

  • The dry deciduous forests - are found in areas having rainfall between 100 cm and 70 cm.

  • These forests are found in the rainier parts of the Peninsular plateau and the plains of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

  • There are open stretches where teak, sal, peepal, and neem grow.

  • In these forests, the common animals found are lions, tigers, pigs, deer, and elephants. 

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