Montane Sub Tropical Semi Evergreen Forest

Montane Sub Tropical Semi Evergreen Forest

1. Dry Sub Tropical Scrub Forests
Altitudinal Range 1150-2550 ft. (350-770m)
Rain Fall. 10-30 inches. (250-760mm)
Distribution These are dry, mixed, evergreen, broad-leaved and deciduous forests. These forests occur in lower reaches of Kotli, Bhimber and Mirpur districts and also extend upto Muzaffarabad along with the River Jhelum.
Common Species Olive (Oleaferruginea) Phulai (Acacia modesta), Shisam (Dalbergiasissoo )Kangar (Pistaciaintegerrima) Bhaikar (Adhatodavasica) Sanatha (Dodoneaviscosa) Patakhi (Maytenusroyleanus) Garanda ( Carissa spinarum)
   
2. Sub Tropical Pine Forests.
Altitudinal Range 2500–5500 ft (750-1700m)
Rain Fall. 25-50 inches. (635-1270mm)
Distribution Open inflammable pure Chir-pine forests occur in Mirpur, Kotli areas and also extend upto the sub-mountainous tract of Sudhanoti, Poonch and Muzaffarabad districts.
Common Species The only coniferous species available in these forests is Pine (Pinusroxburghii). Common broad-leaved species available in patches or pockets are Olive (Oleaferruginea), Timber (Xanthoxylumalatum), Darun (Punicagranatum) Fig (Ficuspalmata), Sanatha (Dodoneaviscosa). Chotamehndru (Myrsineafricana), Sumblu (Berberislycium) Kamella (Mallotusphillipinensis)