Tropical Deciduous forests
Tropical deciduous forest
These forests are also known as Monsoon forests. They are found in the regions that get 100 to 200 centimetres of rainfall per year. They extend from the Shiwalik ranges in the north to the eastern flanks of the Western Ghats in peninsular India. The trees shed their leaves at the beginning of summer. Important trees of these forests are Teak, Sal, Sandalwood, Shisham and Mahua trees. These trees are hard and expensive and are used in making furniture and building materials.
- These are the most widespread forests in India.
- They are also called the monsoon forests and are spread over the region.
- They receive rainfall between 70 cm and 200 cm