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Natural Vegetation-Very Short Answer Questions-answers

  1. The Tropical Evergreen Forests.
  2. Mahogany, Ebony, Rosewood, Cinchona, Coconut, Bamboo.
  3. These regions lie in the rain shadow area of the Western Ghats. They get about 100-200 cm rain.
  4. Littoral forests or Tidal Forests are found in delta regions and along the marshy coasts. They are also called 'Mangrove Forests'. The principal trees are Casuarina, Sundari, Mangrove.
  5. Tidal forests are found to thrive in saline conditions. They possess breathing roots or pneumatophores.
  6. The forests found on the Ganga-Brahmaputra Delta covering the coasts of West Bengal and Bangladesh are called Sundarbans because of the abundance of Sundari trees.
  7. Deciduous trees. Cactus, date-palms, acacia, khair, kikar.
  8. Soft wood: Fir, Pine, Spruce, Chir, Silver Fir.
  9. Hard wood: Teak, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Shisham, Sal.(i) Sundri trees are ideal for building boats. (ii) Sandalwoodjs a fragrant wood which is used to make incense sticks, decorative articles and oil. The oil is added to cosmetic, bathing soaps etc. (iii) Rosewood is termite resistant and is used for making expensive furniture and carvings.
  10. Sal-used for furniture making Railway sleepers. Sandalwood-used for extracting sandalwood oil and handicrafts perfumes. Mulberry used for rearing silkworms.
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