Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBotany · 1 decade ago

What types of plants are in Peru?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Tall, broad-leaved evergreen trees are the dominant plants, forming a leafy canopy over the forest floor. Taller trees, called emergents, may rise above the canopy. The upper portion of the canopy often supports a rich flora of epiphytes, including orchids, bromeliads, mosses, and lichens, who live attached to the branches of trees. The undergrowth or understory in a rain forest is often restricted by the lack of sunlight at ground level, and generally consists of shade-tolerant shrubs, herbs, ferns, small trees, and large woody vines which climb into the trees to capture sunlight. The relatively sparse under story vegetation makes it possible for people and other animals to walk through the forest. In deciduous and semi-deciduous forests, or forests where the canopy is disturbed for some reason, the ground beneath is soon colonized by a dense tangled growth of vines, shrubs and small trees called jungle.

  • 1 decade ago

    Many, many thousands of kinds. Peru is a big country with many different ecological zones, from extremely dry to wet tropical to alpine and everything (almost) in between

  • 1 decade ago

    Trees growing in tropical rain forests

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