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Southern dry mixed deciduous forests (dry deciduous forests)
   
 

The forest type is characterised predominantly by hardwood deciduous tree species. The canopy is open with poor undergrowth. Bamboos are barely represented. The canopy level is vague in this type also. The lower storey consists of mostly shrubs and small trees.

 

The most characteristic species present invariably in the forest type are Acacia ferruginea, A. leucophloea, Albizia amara, Anogeissus latifolia, Boswellia serrata, Canthium coromandelicum, Cassia fistula, Chloroxylon swietenia, Commiphora pubescens, Diospyros ovalifolia, D. cordifolia, Dodonaea angustifolia, Garuga floribunda, Hardwickia binata, Manilkara hexandra, Premna tomentosa, Santalum album, Sapindus emarginatus, Shorea roxburghii, Sterculia urens, Tarenna asiatica, etc.

   
 
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