- Annual rainfall 100 to 200 cm.
- Mean annual temperature of about 27°C
- The average annual relative humidity of 60 to 75 per cent.
- Spring (between winter and summer) and summer are dry.
- The trees drop their leaves during the spring and early summer when sufficient moisture is not available.
- The general appearance is bare in extreme summers (April-May).
- Tropical moist deciduous forests present irregular top storey [25 to 60 m].
- Heavily buttressed trees and fairly complete undergrowth.
- These forests occupy a much larger area than the evergreen forests but large tracts under these forests have been cleared for cultivation.
- Belt running along the Western Ghats surrounding the belt of evergreen forests.
- A strip along the Shiwalik range including terai and bhabar from 77° E to 88° E.
- Manipur and Mizoram.
- Hills of eastern Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
- Chota Nagpur Plateau.
- Most of Odisha.
- Parts of West Bengal and
- Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- These provide valuable timer like Teak.
- The main species found in these forests are teak, sal, laurel, rosewood, amla, jamun, bamboo, etc.
It is comparatively easy to exploit these forests due to their high degree of gregariousness (more pure stands).
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