Tropical rain forest

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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(<br/>''Also called'' equatorial forest, selvas.) A type of [[rain forest]] that exists in tropical  regions where [[precipitation]] is heavy, generally more than 250 cm (98 in.) per year.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">It consists mainly of a wide variety of lofty trees, which carry a profusion of parasitic or climbing  plants, and, in some portions, a &ldquo;jungle&rdquo; of dense undergrowth near the ground. For lack of marked  climatic seasons, growth proceeds throughout the year. <br/>''Compare'' [[temperate rain forest]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Also called'' equatorial forest, selvas.) A type of [[rain forest]] that exists in tropical  regions where [[precipitation]] is heavy, generally more than 250 cm (98 in.) per year.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">It consists mainly of a wide variety of lofty trees, which carry a profusion of parasitic or climbing  plants, and, in some portions, a "jungle" of dense undergrowth near the ground. For lack of marked  climatic seasons, growth proceeds throughout the year. <br/>''Compare'' [[temperate rain forest]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 18:21, 20 February 2012


[edit] tropical rain forest

(Also called equatorial forest, selvas.) A type of rain forest that exists in tropical regions where precipitation is heavy, generally more than 250 cm (98 in.) per year.

It consists mainly of a wide variety of lofty trees, which carry a profusion of parasitic or climbing plants, and, in some portions, a "jungle" of dense undergrowth near the ground. For lack of marked climatic seasons, growth proceeds throughout the year.
Compare temperate rain forest.

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