Mention any four characteristics of tropical thorny forests of India.
The Thorn Forests are found in the semi-arid areas of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
The Thorn Forests and Scrubs are found in regions where the rainfall is less than 70cm.
The vegetation in these forests are thorny trees and bushes.
Acacias, palms, euphorbias and cacti are the main plants found in these forests.
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 modified into spines (thorns) and are small to minimize transpiration.