Anna’s Tropical Rainforest PPT By: Anna V.
What Are Some Of The Plant Species That Live In The Rainforest? Click On One of The Plants To Learn More About it. Some Of The Plant Species That Live in The Rainforest are: • Bengal Bamboo • Bougainvillea • Curare • Coconut Tree • Durian • Jambu • Kapok Tree • Mangrove Trees • Strangler Figs • Tualang • Glossary • Index
INFO!!!!!! • Words written in RED and UNDERLINED means that word is in the Glossary. • Go To The INDEX to find pages about certain Things.
Bengal Bamboo Info Common Names: Spineless Indian Bamboo, Calcutta Cane Genus: Bambusa Species: tulda Some Facts About This Plant: • Bambusa tulda can be found in the biome of the Southeast Asian Rainforest. • It does very well in a moist environment with a lot of rainfall. • It is most comfortable with temperatures between 40 degrees Fahrenheit and 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Bougainvillea Info Common Names: None Genus: Bougainvillea Species: Spectabilis Some Facts About This Plant: • The bougainvillea plant usually grows in the biome of the Amazon rainforest in South America. • The countries that lie in this biome are Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela. • The rainforest has thousands of plant species and is the home for many animals, too.
Curare Info Common Names: Curare, Grieswurzel, Pareira Brava, Pareira, Vigne Sauvage Genus: Chondrodendron Species: tomentosum Some Facts About This Plant: • Curare grows usually as a large liana, or vine, found in the canopy of the South American rainforest. • The vine, surprisingly, get as thick as 4 inches in diameter at its base. • It can some times have large alternate, heart-shaped leaves which can be 4-8 inches long and almost as wide, with a 2-6 inches long petiole.
Coconut Tree Info Common Names: Coconut Tree Genus: Cocos Species: nucifera Some Facts About This Plant: • Some people believe that this coconut palm is the symbol of romance in the tropics. • Similar tall trees grow to be 50-80 feet. • The smallest type of Palm Tree is called the Dwarf palm.
Durian Info Common Names: Civet Fruit, Stinkvrucht Genus: Durio Species: zibethinus Some Facts About This Plant: • The Durian is thought to be one of Southeast Asia's most ancient and primitive trees. • It grows in lowland rainforests, and is native to Borneo, Indonesia and Malaysia. • It bears large, odoriferous fruits directly from its trunk and main tree branches.
Jambu Info Common Names: Jambu Ayer, Djamboe Aer, Watery Rose Apple Genus: Syzygium Species: aqueum Some Facts About This Plant: • Jambu grows naturally from Southern India to Eastern Malaya. • A member of the myrtle family, this fruit is the smallest in a group of similar fruits of the Syzygium genus. • Jambu is a small tree or large shrub which grows on the average of 10 to 20 feet in height.
Kapok Tree Info Common Names: Kapok, Ceiba, Silk-cotton tree Genus: Ceiba Species: pentandra Some Facts About This Plant: • The Kapok tree is an emergent tree of the tropical rainforests, and is often described as majestic. • It can sometimes grow to a height of 150 feet or more, towering over other trees in the rainforest. • Originally a native to South America it now has spread to the primary rainforests of West Africa, and the Southeast Asian rainforests of the Malay Peninsula, and the Indonesian archipelago.
Mangrove Forest Info Some Facts: • Mangroves are woody, specialized types of trees of the tropics that can live on the edge, where rainforests meet oceans. • Found on usually sheltered coastlines and river deltas , they grow in brackish wetlands between land and sea. • They protect the coastline and prevent by collecting from the rivers and streams and slowing down the flow of water
Strangler Fig Info Common Names: Banyan Tree Genus: Ficus Species: ssp. Some Facts About This Plant: • Figs are one of the most important plant species of a rainforestecosystem. • There are close to 1,000 different species of Ficus, which can be found in every major rainforest, tropical continent and islands around the world. • Hundreds of animals like pigeons, parrots, hornbills, toucans, monkeys, gibbons, and fruit-eating bats, feed on the sweet fruit of the fig tree.
Tualang Info Common Names: Mengaris, Honey Bee Tree, Dëoh Genus: Koompassia Species: excelsa Some Facts About This Plant: • The Tualang tree is a majesticemergent tree of the Southeast Asian rainforests best know for the disk shaped honeycombs which hang from its horizontal branches. • The Tualang can reach 250 feet, or the 30 stories in height. • These trees can sometimes be found growing in the lowland rainforests of southern Thailand, peninsular Malaysia, northeastern Sumatra, Borneo, and Palawan.
Abiotic Factors Plants live in certain areas because: • It has a specific amount of sunlight, rainfall, and soil. • The area doesn’t have very many animals that will eat it. • That area has a lot of nutrients in the soil that the plant can feed off of. • It has temperatures that keep it healthy.
Glossary • Rainforest: One of the 7 biomes. • Biome: There are 7 biomes (Tropical Rainforest, Savanna, Grassland Tundra, Desert, Taiga, and Temperate Deciduous Forest) • Genus: A general kind of something • Species: One or more of something • Shrub: A kind of bush • Canopy: The top layer of a Rainforest • Majestic: manner or bearing • Emergent: occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action • Ecosystem: Something made up of living and Non-living things.
Bibliography/Sources Books: • Ellen Doris - Raintree Steck-Vaughn - 2000 • Arthur Dorros - Scholastic - 1990 Website: • "Ceiba pentandra (Bombacaceae)", http://florawww.eeb.uconn.edu/ acc_num/198500310.html. (4/5/03). • "Ceiba pentandra", http://www.hear.org/pier/cepen.htm. (4/5/03). • "Ceiba pentandra", http://www.uog.edu/cals/site/POG/ceiba.html. (4/5/03). • "Ceiba pentandra L.-Kapok tree", http://www.tropilab.com/ceiba-pen.html. (4/5/03). • "UC Gardens", http://www.umt.edu/uc/gardens/northplnt/ceiba.htm. (4/5/03). • "Kapok, product page", http://www.tis-gdv.de/tis_e/ware/fasern/kapok/kapok.htm#informationen. (4/5/03).