Highlight any five points of distinction between Tropical Deciduous Forests and Coniferous Forests.


Tropical Deciduous Forests:

  • They shed their leaves during dry seasons.
  • They have the types of trees which have hard wood.
  • These forests receive 100-200 cm summer rainfall.
  • Another name of these forests is the monsoon forests.
  • Important trees found are sal, teak, neem and shisham.

Coniferous Forests:

  • They retain their leaves throughout the year.
  • The wood in coniferous forests is generally soft.
  • These forests receive the rain in the form of snow in winter.
  • Coniferous forests are also known as Taiga.
  • Dominant trees in coniferous forests are pines, spruces and larches.