Tropical Rain Forests by Lindsay Carter

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.

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