Indian Rainforests of the Western Ghats

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What is the most dominant species in the dry deciduous forests in India?


Where are dry deciduous forests mostly located in India?

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.

Which commercially important species are found in the dry deciduous forests?

Bamboos, sal, shisham, sandalwood, khair, kusum, arjun, and mulberry

What type of animals can be commonly found in the dry deciduous forests?

Lion, tiger, pig, deer, and elephant

What is the average annual rainfall range for the dry deciduous forests?

Between 100 cm and 70 cm

What is the vegetation like in regions of India with less than 70 cm of rainfall?

Thorny trees

What are the characteristics of tropical rainforests in India?

They are found in heavy rainfall areas, have trees reaching great heights, and appear green all year round.

Which regions in India are known for tropical rainforests?

Western Ghats, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, upper parts of Assam, and Tamil Nadu coast.

Name some commercially important trees found in tropical rainforests.

Ebony, mahogany, rosewood, rubber, and cinchona.

What animals are commonly found in tropical rainforests of India?

Elephant, monkey, lemur, deer, one-horned rhinoceroses, birds, bats, sloth, scorpions, and snails.

How are tropical deciduous forests different from tropical rainforests?

Tropical deciduous forests shed their leaves in dry summer for about six to eight weeks.

What is the distinguishing feature of moist deciduous forests?

They are found in areas receiving rainfall between 200 and 100 cm.

Explore the unique characteristics of Indian rainforests located in the Western Ghats, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar islands, upper Assam, and Tamil Nadu coast. These forests thrive in heavy rainfall areas with tall trees, multilayered vegetation, and a warm, wet climate throughout the year.

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