Table 1: Litter quality parameters of F. benghalensis in comparison with other substrates.

Species/substrate Location Initial N (%) Initial lignin (%) Initial total phenol (%) C/N ratio Lignin/N ratioHalf life (in months) Reference

F. benghalensis Mandya 1.11 30.50 6.76 23.89 27.605.54–6.47 Primary data
Filter paper Mandya0.040.500.4770.4912.192.45–2.60Primary data
F. glomerata Garhwal, India1.97 13.82 7.10 19.88 7.018.00 [12]
F. roxburghii Garhwal, India0.96 12.14 11.64 39.58 12.6412.00 [12]
Artocarpus hirsutus Kerala, India1.1028.902.20 26.204.60[13]
Kerala, India1.73 31.40 18.163.40[14]
A. heterophyllus Kerala, India0.9115.202.00 17.602.40[13]
Kerala, India2.1517.90 8.333.10[14]

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