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Which of the following is not true regarding Tropical Deciduous Forests?

  1. These are the most widespread forests out of all the types of forests in India.
  2.  They are found in the regions having rainfall between 70-200cm.
  3.  Main Species- Rosewood, Ebony, Mahagony, etc.
  4.  During Dry seasons, Trees shed their leaves completely and the forest appears like a Grassland.

1. B only
2. C only
3. C and D
4. B and C

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : C only

The correct answer is option [2] i.e C only

Tropical Deciduous Forests:

  • These are the most widespread forests out of all the types of forests in India
  • Also, called Monsoon Forests.
  • They are found in the regions having rainfall between 70-200cm.
  • Tropical Deciduous Forests are further classified into two types of forests on the basis of rainfall- Tropical Moist Deciduous Forests and Tropical Dry Deciduous Forests.
  • TROPICAL MOIST DECIDUOUS FORESTS:
    • Present in the areas having rainfall between 100-200cm.
    • Found in eastern slopes of Western Ghats, foothills of the Himalayas in the North-eastern States and Odisha.
    • Main Species of Tropical Moist Deciduous Forests: Teak, Sal, Sheshum, amla, Kusum, mahua, Sandalwood, etc.
  • TROPICAL DRY DECIDUOUS FORESTS.
    • Found in the areas having rainfall between 70-100cm.
    • Present in rainier areas of the peninsula and the plains of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
    • During Dry seasons, Trees shed their leaves completely and the forest appears like a Grassland.
    • Main species of Tropical Dry Deciduous Forests: Khair, Tendu, Palas, axlewood, bel, etc.

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