What is the other name for tropical deciduous forests?


Monsoon forest is the other name for the tropical deciduous forest. They are found in the belt along the equator between the tropic of cancer and Capricorn. In India tropical deciduous forest are found in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa and some parts in Maharashtra. They are the most widespread forest in India.

Characteristics of Deciduous Forests

Few characteristics of deciduous forest are

  • Rainfall is in the range of 70-200 cms in Deciduous Forests
  • The humidity in these forests lie in the range of 80-90 per cent
  • 30oC is the average temperature of tropical deciduous forests
  • Seasonality is the prime feature of these forests as trees shed their leaves in the dry season and grow back leaf in rainy seasons

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