.and in the dry season

Tropical deciduous forests occur in hot lowlands

As the length of the rainy season increases toward the equator, tropical deciduous forests replace thorn forests. These forests have taller trees and fewer succulent plants than thorn forests, and they are much richer in plant and animal species. Most of the trees, except for those growing along rivers, lose their leaves during the long, hot dry season. Many of them flower while they are leafless, and most species are pollinated by animals. During the hot rainy season, biological activity is intense.

The soils of the tropical deciduous biome are some of the best soils in the tropics for agriculture, because they are less leached of nutrients than the soils of wetter areas. As a result, most tropical deciduous forests have been cleared for agriculture and cattle grazing. Restoration efforts are underway on several continents.

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