Six hectares of evergreen forest of Highwavy Mountains, Western Ghats, Theni District, Tamil Nadu, India, was censused for the damaged trees (≥ 30cm girth at breast height). Among 57 damaged trees 28.07% was uprooted and 71.93% was standing broken stems. Among standing broken stems only 39.02% was resprouted. The percentage of resprouting of our study site was slightly higher than other forests. The resprouting and the production of multishoots from the stumps were mainly seen in the pioneer species and resprouting was rare in the climax species. This was contrast to other forests. Key words: resprouting, stumps, tree damage, rainforest, Western Ghats.
Jegan, G. and Muthuchelian, K.
"Resprouting in Tropical Rainforest of Highwavy Mountains, Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India,"
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2009/iss1/7