Narmada Valley dry deciduous forests

The ecoregion represents the dry forests along the Narmada River Valley, and is geologically of Gondwanan origin. The climate is mildly seasonal. The 7-8 month dry season is interrupted by the southwest monsoon from June to September, which brings about 1,200 to 1,500 mm of rainfall. Temperatures can range from around 17 – 20ºC in the winter to 30 – 33ºC in the summers. The forests are dominated by teak. Other common trees include species of Diospyros, Lagerstroemia, Terminalia, and Hardwickia. The riparian trees along the river banks are different, comprising of Terminalia arjuna, Syzygium spp. and Salix spp. (Indian willow).

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