tropical rainforests

where are rainforests distributed?
grow in places that have an equatorial climate
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what are the layers of a rainforest?
forest floor, under canopy, canopy, emergents
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why does vegetation grow fast in the rainforest?
to reach sunlight
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how have trees adapted to the rainforest?
trunks are straight and branchless in the lower part due to their efforts growing tall.
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how have trees adapted to the rainforest?
large buttress roots stand above the ground to give support to the trees.
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how do lianas adapt to rainforest conditions?
they use the large trees as a support in their efforts to reach the canopy and sunlight
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how much sunlight reaches the forest floor?
1%
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how have leaves adapted to the rainforest conditions?
drip tips to shed heavy rainfall
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what is the humus layer?
fallen decayed leaves
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where are tropical rainforests found?
mainly in the 3 continents of South America, Africa, and Asia. South America has the most of any continent, 55%, Brazil has the most as a single country 35%
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distribution of tropical rainforests
either side of the equator, stretches north to tropic of cancer, south to tropic of capricorn
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