Geography

Write the characteristic features of the thorn forests and scrubs.


SOLUTION
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.
(ii)The main plant species found in these forests are acacias, cacti, euphorbias and palms.
(iii) Trees are scattered and have long roots penetrating deep into the soil in order to get moisture.
(iv) The stems are succulent to conserve water. 
(v) Leaves are mostly thick and small.
(vi) The common animals found in these forests are rat, mice, rabbits, fox, wolf, tiger, lion, wild ass, horses and camels.
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