By: Cassidy Robinson
Pictures of Tropical Rainforests
Plants in Tropical Rainforests
- Carnauba Palm- They are fruit and can be eaten but also the wood can be used for building. It's known for it's spruce wax that is used in car polishes, lipstick, and soap.
- Bromeliads- These plants attaches to the host tree wrapping it's roots around its branches. Birds and drink can drink from this plant, tadpoles grow, and insects lay their eggs.
- Epiphytes- These plants hold water and nutrients, they have no roots in the ground they grow on top of other plants.
- Corpse Flower( Rafflesia Arnoldii)- These plants attract flies with their "rotting flesh" smell and those flies help pollinate the flower.
- Rattan Palm- These plants are not strong enough to support themselves. So they climb on other trees and grow toward the light. These plants are also used in furniture construction.
- Bucket Orchid- Attracts male bees for pollination while getting pollinated.
- Rubber Tree- These trees are harvested for latex. There are over 1.9 million rubber trees growing in the Amazon rain forest.
- Pitcher Plants- These plants prey on insects, they grow where the soil is low in nutrients.
- Durian- This is a strange looking fruit with a very strong scent.
Examples of Symbiotic Relationships
Commensalism- Bromeliads grow on high branches of other trees to get sunlight. It doesn't hurt the tree but allows the bromeliad to stay alive.
Parasitism- The strangler fig start growing on a branch of a tree, then it grows down and upwards to the sky. In the process of growing it's also winding around the tree, and ends up killing the tree. It kills the tree by sealing it's sunlight and root space.
Cooperation and Competition Between Animals
- The Acacia ants protect the plants from insects and vines, the trees supplies the ants with food and a place to live.
- The taller, older trees have created a shadow, so the newer trees and plants can't grow and get sunlight.
- Two monkeys are competing for fruit on a tree, while other monkeys go find a tree with less fruit.
- Toucan and other birds compete each other for foods like nuts and berries.
- Aerial Tours
- Hanging Bridge
- A Nature Walk
- A River Boat Ride
- Monkey Slide or Zip Lining
- Water Roller
- Fruit Farming
- Amazon Towers Hotel: At this hotel you swim with rare pink dolphins, walk through the woods, and enjoy your luxury tree house.
- Borneo Rainforest Lodge: A 5 star lodge, you gain access to the canopy walk and the Danum river.
Food Chains and Food Webs in Tropical Rainforests
Videos Showing Tropical Rainforests
- "Rainforest Biomes." Rainforest Biomes. Web. 20 May 2016.
- "KDE Santa Barbara." KDE Santa Barbara. Web. 20 May 2016.