Geography

Give a brief account of the thorn forests and scrubs.


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  • The thorn forests and scrubs are found in regions with less than 70 cm of rainfall. These forests, thus, exist in the north-western part of the country including semi-arid regions of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
  • The main plant species found in these forests are acacias, cacti, euphorbias and palms.
  • Trees are scattered and have long roots penetrating deep into the soil in order to get moisture.
  • The stems are succulent to conserve water. 
  • Leaves are mostly thick and small.
  • The common animals found in these forests are rat, mice, rabbits, fox, wolf, tiger, lion, wild ass, horses and camels.
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