Q. 134.5( 8 Votes )

Write the main characteristics of tropical deciduous forests.

Answer :

Main characteristics of tropical deciduous forests are:

i. These are the most wide spread forests of India.


ii. They are also known as the monsoon forests.


iii. They spread over areas of annual rainfall ranging between 200 cm and 70 cm.


iv. Trees of these forests shed their leaves for about six to eight weeks in dry season.


v. Every species has its own time of shedding leaves. Therefore, the forest does not appear leafless at any time of the year.


vi. These forests are further divided into moist and dry deciduous on the basis of precipitation.


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