East Deccan dry-evergreen forests

This ecoregion, with its unique dry-evergreen forest type of natural vegetation, is found along the plains and low hills in south-east India—southern Andhra Pradesh, eastern Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry. The main natural vegetation type is a low statured (8 – 12 m) forest with mostly evergreen tree, liana, and shrub species, along with some deciduous trees. Evergreen plant species, including trees, lianas, and shrubs, dominate the forest making up more than two thirds of the floral community. Deciduous and brevi-deciduous species make up about a third of the plant species. Climbers are many, while shrubs include some thorny species. Bamboos are usually absent and grass and herbs are present but not abundant in the dark understorey.

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