Tropical rain forest
Tropical Rain Forest- a hot, humid biome found near Earth's equator. A tropical rain forest holds the most biodiversity. The largest tropical rain forest is in South America. A tropical rain forest receives 60-160 inches of precipitation per year.
Biodiversity Within Rain Forests
- a tropical rain forest may have over 480 tree species
- there is about 1.5-1.8 million species in a rain forest
- tropical rain forests house 10%-20% of the worlds orchids
The temperature in a rain forest usually falls between 23-27 degrees Celsius. Only about 20% of rain forest soil can support agriculture.