Congo River Lexi sizemore, hannah williams, cameron thompson-dudley
We were on a plane crash...and survived. What do we do?
Far, far away, there was a place named the Congo River that's in the Tropical Rainforest. We were in a plane crash and we landed near the Congo River. What were we going to do? We had nothing...NOTHING!! So, we thought it would be a good idea to plant an epiphyte since we basically had no food.
An epiphyte is a crop that is found in the tropical rain forest (congo river). Obviously, we have to grow it. In the north, the seasons are reversed. Annual rainfall varies from 41'' (105 centimeters) at pointe-Noire in the Southwest, to 73" (185 centimeters) at Imphondo in the northeast. An epiphyte uses photosynthesis to grow. Unfortunately, it takes up to 2 years to grow and produce. Roots may develop primarily for attachment and specialized structures may be used to collect or hold moisture. Epiphytes come from the greek word "epi meaning "upon" and "phyton" meaning "plant".