Thorn Forests and Scrubs in Semi-Arid Regions

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What type of vegetation is found at high altitudes above 3,600 metres?

Temperate forests

Which of the following animals is commonly found in the Alpine grasslands?

Kashmir stag

Where are mangrove tidal forests typically found?

In areas influenced by tides

Which tree is specifically mentioned to be found in the Ganga-Brahmaputra delta?

Sundari trees

What kind of animals are commonly found in mangrove tidal forests?

Royal Bengal Tigers and crocodiles

What happens to trees like silver fir and junipers as they approach the snow-line at high altitudes?

They get progressively stunted

What type of vegetation is found in regions with less than 70 cm of rainfall?

Thorn forests and scrubs

Which plant species are main in the Thorn Forests and Scrubs?

Acacias, palms, euphorbias, cacti

What is the characteristic of tree stems in Thorn Forests and Scrubs?

Scattered with long roots penetrating deep

Why are the leaves mostly thick and small in Thorn Forests and Scrubs?

To minimize evaporation

What type of forests cover mostly the southern slopes of the Himalayas?

Temperate forests containing coniferous trees

What animals are common in the Thorn Forests and Scrubs in arid areas?

Rats, mice, rabbits, fox, wolf

Explore the natural vegetation of regions with less than 70 cm of rainfall, consisting of thorny trees, bushes, acacias, palms, euphorbias, and cacti. Learn about the characteristics of this vegetation type found in areas like Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana.

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