Task 1 Rainforest of the World. Rainforest- Understory Layer . By: Felicity Clemente. Thank you . The Understory Layer.
By: Felicity Clemente
The Understory layer has a hot, damp climate with still air. The Understory has many plants although it only has 2-5% of sunlight because the canopy layer blocks the sunlight going through. The tiny amount of sunlight encourages plants to have smarter ways of living in fewer sunlight. The plants of the understory hardly goes higher than twelve feet
There are several plants in the understory, most of them like:
Philodendron Prayer Plant Peace Lily
And much more, these plants can grow in the understory layer or you living room because of the amount of sunlight these absorb.
Many of the animals in the understory layer use camouflage, their skin tone and pattern helps them to camouflage.
But not all animals hide, some are use to being exposed or their skin scares away people because of the poison in their skin, like the poison vine butterfly their colored wings warns the birds not to eat them.
There are much more plants in the understory like:
Blue tailed Iguana
Leaf Cutter Ants
There are much more animals in the understory like:
Small Leaf Clematis
Coast Swainson Pea
Downy Dodder Laurel