Biodiversity

In India, in which one of the following types of forests is teak a dominant tree species?

  1. Tropical moist deciduous forest
  2. Tropical rain forest
  3. Tropical thorn scrub forest
  4. Temperate forest With grasslands

Answer

Tropical moist deciduous forests are found in areas of moderate rainfall of 100 to 200 cm per year, mean annual temperature of about 27°C and the average annual relative humidity of 60% to 75%. The trees of these forests drop their leaves for about 6 to 8 weeks during the spring and early summer when sufficient moisture for the leaves is not available.

Teak trees are the most dominant species of trees found in these forests. Bamboos, sal, shisham, sandalwood, khair, kusum, arjun, mulberry are some of the other commercially important species found here.

The correct option is A.