DMPQ- What are the main characteristics of Tropical deciduous forest?

A tropical deciduous forest would grow in a place that is warm all year and the trees would lose their leaves at some point every year.

Main characteristics of tropical deciduous forests are:

  • These are the most wide spread forests of India.
  • They are also known as the monsoon forests.
  • They spread over areas of annual rainfall ranging between 200 cm and 70 cm.
  • Trees of these forests shed their leaves for about six to eight weeks in dry season.
  • Every species has its own time of shedding leaves. Therefore, the forest does not appear leafless at any time of the year.
  • These forests are further divided into moist and dry deciduous on the basis of precipitation.

 

 

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