Tropical Rain Forest

rainy, muddy, green place.

Welcome to the Rain Forest

Adapting to a tropical rain forest is very important, here are some reasons why.

Bark

In drier, temperate deciduous forests a thick bark helps to limit moisture evaporation from the tree's trunk. Since this is not a concern in the high humidity of tropical rainforests, most trees have a thin, smooth bark. The smoothness of the bark may also make it difficult for other plants to grow on their surface.

Lianas

Lianas are climbing woody vines that drape rainforest trees. They have adapted to life in the rainforest by having their roots in the ground and climbing high into the tree canopy to reach available sunlight. Many lianas start life in the rainforest canopy and send roots down to the ground.

  • Liana plants are an important part to the rainforest, as their rope-like trunks are used by animals to move from tree to tree, protecting them from prey on the ground. Animals and birds also enjoy the fruit and flowers of the liana plants.

Adaption to an environment is important.

Epiphytes

Epiphytes are plants that live on the surface of other plants, especially the trunk and branches. They grow on trees to take advantage of the sunlight in the canopy.

Plant Reproduction

The process of pollination is fundamental to the long-term sustainability of a plant. It is through pollination that seed set occurs and on which depends the genetic future of the individual. Ultimately, these interactions are expressed in the phenology and flower morphology we can identify for each plant. Plants have more reproductive options than do most animals. They can reproduce vegetatively: essentially perpetuating almost the exact genome of the parent tissues (apart, presumably, from a few mitotic copying errors).