Daintree Rainforets (darlene.heys)
The Daintree rainforest is a tropical rainforest. This rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest but only covers 0.2% of Australia's landmass. This rainforest is the largest remaining tropical rainforest in Australia. The Daintree rainforest was named by Richard Daintree. In 1877 gold and tin was discovered in the Daintree rainforest. The Kuku Yalanji tribe lived at Daintree rainforest. They were very good at climbing trees and knew how to take toxins out of poisinous plants. They still know how to do it today. Today the Kuku Yalanji tribe is recognised as an important part of the Daintree rainforest.
Dantree rainforestis located at 2333 cape Tribulation rd, QLD,North Carins 4873 Australia . this Tropical rainforest is around 1200 square metres. when it was the ice-age it was cooler and drier at the Daintree rainforest site then it is know. This rainforest has high temperatures and is high in humidity and rainfall. It is also warm and dense. The Daintree rainforest is over 135 million years old. In 1987 the goverment determined the Daintree rainforest a world heritage area. Daintree is the largest area of rainforest in Australia.
The Daintree rainforest is the oldest living tropical lowland rainforest in the world with 3000 species of plants. Daintree rainforest has the greatest diversity of plants. There is 65% of ferns and there are a lot of different plants. There is the cauliflory,fan palm , fruits, seleginella, hibiscus flower,spinning top fungi, mangrove sapling, sting tree and many more. The sting tree has flowers, the flowers are very small. The leaves are very large, pale green, hairy and often have chewed marks on it (leaves) by insects. The fruits are small nut like and borne on stalks. If you touch the leaves or twigs you can get pain and sick because the hollow silica-tipped hairs penetrate the skin. By this a severe sting can occur. This can last for days or even months. The area that gets sting becomes covered with small red spots that can become a red swollen mass. The affected area can remain unless you apply sticking plaster and and pull it off, or use a warm depilatory wax.
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3. daintree rainforest interesting facts
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11. Greg Pyers :Australia's rainforest: Victoria: Carlton: 2004
12. Anna Sheppard: Rainforest environments: Port Melbourne:Victoria 2006
13. Cheng Christopher: Ecosystems of Australia rainforest: Australia:Heinemon library :1998