What is a moist forest ecosystem?
Generally found in large, discontinuous patches centered on the equatorial belt and between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Tropical and Subtropical Moist Forests (TSMF) are characterized by low variability in annual temperature and high levels of rainfall (>200 centimeter annually).
What grows in the tropical dry forest?
Columnar cacti and other succulents that hold water in their leaves and stems thrive in the area. Plants such as lotus, ironwood and acacias rely on small leathery leaves to keep water loss to a minimum. Animal life includes Merriam's kangaroo, a small nocturnal rat that stays in burrows during the heat of the day.
What is the weather like in the tropical dry forest?
Dry forests in which most trees lose their leaves in the dry season receive 32-71 in of rain a year, with 5 consecutive months averaging less than 4 inches each. Monthly temperatures average above 64.
Which reptile live in the dry forest?
What is the biggest animal in the desert?
Desert Bighorn Sheep
Which plants are found in the desert?
These 30+ desert plants are some of the few that make their home in the sand.
- Pancake Prickly Pear Cactus.
- Barrel Cactus.
- Saguaro Cactus.
- Lace or Hedgehog Cactus.
- Organ Pipe Cactus.
- Creosote Bush.
- Desert Ironwood Plant.
What kind of trees grow in the desert?
What Kinds of Trees Grow in the Desert? Trees native to the desert biome include drought-resistant mesquite trees, types of acacia trees, and desert willow trees. These trees provide lush foliage and bright colors when they flower.
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