What is Natural Vegetation?

By meenakshi|Updated : July 13th, 2022

Natural vegetation or virgin vegetation is a plant community that grows naturally on its own without any human disturbance for a long period of time. For eg, Sandalwood, Kusum, Bamboos, Shisham, etc. These natural vegetation are of commercial importance as well.

What is Natural Vegetation of India?

The natural vegetation in India is mainly found in rain-shadow areas of the Western Ghats and the areas with an annual rainfall of 50 to 100 cm involving Haryana, South Punjab, Northern Gujarat, Western Madhya Pradesh, Eastern Rajasthan, and Western Uttar Pradesh. It is divided into the following types:

  • Dry Deciduous Forests.
  • Deciduous or Monsoon Type of Forests.
  • Mountain Forests.
  • Semi-Desert and Desert Vegetations.
  • Tidal or Mangrove Forests.
  • Tropical Evergreen Rain Forests.

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FAQs on What is Natural Vegetation?

  • Natural vegetation is the term that refers to the naturally grown plant community that is grown without human disturbance. For eg, Thorn Forests and scrubs.

  • India receives a lot of rainfall annually. There is a belt of Tropical deciduous forests (also known as the monsoon forests) with an average annual rainfall ranging between 70 to 200 cm. It is further divided into dry deciduous forests and moist deciduous forests on the basis of water availability.

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