Vegetation adaptations in the tropical rainforest

Why do trees grow tall in the tropical rainforest?

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What is the name of plants that grow on the surface of other vegetation, capturing moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, water or from debris accumulating around it?

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Why do trees in the rainforest have buttress roots?

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True or false? Tree bark in the tropical rainforest is typically thin. This is because the temperature throughout the year is typically between 26-28°C. Therefore they do not need protecting from the cold.

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True or false? Plants in the under canopy have large leaves to absorb as much light as possible to support photosynthesis.

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Which type of vegetation grow around trees as they climb to reach sunlight?

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True or false? Tree bark in the tropical rainforest is typically thick. This is because the temperature throughout the year is typically between 26-28°C.

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The rainforest is very warm, therefore trees have thin bark because they do not need protection from the cold.

True or false? Smooth trunks reduce the risk of epiphytes growing on a tree as they have nothing to attach themselves to. This helps protect the tree from the risk of collapse under the weight of epiphytes.

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True or false? Plants have thick, waxy leaves with pointed tips. The pointed tips (called drip-tips) channel the water to a point so it runs off – that way the weight of the water doesn’t damage the plant, and there’s no standing water for fungi and bacteria to grow in. The waxy coating of the leaves also helps repel the rain.

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Which of the following is an example of an adaption made by vegetation in the tropical rainforest?

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Well done! You have a good understanding of this area of geography.

Good try, you could do with revising this area a bit more though.

Oh dear, you definitely need to work on this area.




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