What is the climate of a tropical dry forest?

What is the climate of a tropical dry forest?

The climate of the tropical dry forest has an annual average temperature of over 20º C. There is also a long dry season which separates it from rain forests, which don't have dry seasons. There are relatively high, dry temperatures all year round.

What plants live in the tropical dry forest?

Tropical Dry Forest Plants

  • Columnar cacti. ••• Columnar cacti are an excellent example of dry forest vegetation, says Chamlee. ...
  • Acacias. ••• Acacias are shrubs and bushes common to tropical dry forests, says Chamlee. ...
  • Ceiba trichastandra. ••• ...
  • Agave. •••

What are the features of the forest?

Characteristics of the tropical forest

  • high animal and vegetal biodiversity.
  • evergreen trees.
  • dark and sparse undergrowth interspersed with clearings.
  • scanty litter (organic matter settling on the ground)
  • presence of "strangler" creepers (e.g. Ficus spp.)

Which animals are found in tropical deciduous forest?

Animals inhabiting deciduous forests include insects, spiders, reptiles and birds. Mice, rabbits, foxes, deer, otters, bears and humans are just some examples of mammals that live in deciduous forests. Tropical and subtropical deciduous forests are also home to mammals such as elephants, monkeys, tigers, and giraffes.