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List and describe the distinct layers of plant life in a tropical rainforest biome.

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  1. The top layer is the emergent layer which is treetops. The second down is the canopy layer which recieves the second most sun. Next is the understory which recieves a little light. The bottom layeris the forest floor which consists of little to no sunlight and has shrubs and small grasses.

  2. Emergent layer- top foliage layer in a forest where the trees extend above surrounding trees
    Canopy- the layers of treetops that shade the forest floor
    Understory- a foliage layer that is beneath and shaded by the main canopy of a forest

  3. Understory, which is small shrubs and plants that don’t need a lot of sunlight. Then the lower and upper canopy. The plants there get more sunlight, but the emergent layer gets the most, taking in most of the sunlight of the other layers. The emergent layer consists of tall trees

  4. Emergent Layer, Canopy Layer, Understory, Forest Floor.

  5. Emergent Layer
    Giant trees thrust above the dense canopy layer. These trees enjoy the greatest amount of sunlight but also must endure high temperatures, low humidity, and strong winds.

    Canopy Layer
    Continuous canopy 60 to 90 feet above the ground. The branches are often densely covered with other plants (epiphytes) and tied together with vines (lianas). The canopy is home to 90% of the organisms found in the rain forest; many seeking the brighter light in the treetops.

    Understory
    Receiving only 2-15% of the sunlight that falls on the canopy, the understory is a dark place. It is relatively open and contains young trees and leafy herbaceous plants that tolerate low light.

    Forest Floor
    The forest floor receives less than 2% of the sunlight and consequently, little grows here except plants adapted to very low light. On the floor is a thin layer of fallen leaves, seeds, fruits, and branches that very quickly decomposes.

  6. Emergent layer; tallest trees, they grow and emerge in direct sunlight
    Canopy; primary layer, dense layer of frees forms and absorbs 95% of the sunlight, epiphytes
    Understory; trees and shrubs that are adapted to shade grow here

  7. Emergent layer: tallest trees in the forest
    Canopy layer: home to 90% of organism life.
    Understory: 2-15% of sunlight gets here, very dark place
    Forest floor: where all the vegetation is

  8. Emergent layer- the top layer in which e trees get the most sunlight
    Canopy- the layer of trees that form a tight space of branches made of irregular crowns
    Understory- layer that receives very little sunlight and is shaded by the higher layers
    Forest floor- receives the least amount of sunlight and consists of the most animal and plant life

  9. 1.) forest floor: little grows here except for plants that are adapted to a low amount of light (less than 2%)
    2.) understory: relatively young trees grow here, 2-15% of light
    3.) canopy layer: form a continuous canopy 60-90 feet in the air, 90% of the rainforests animals are found here
    4.) emergent layer: highest amount of sunlight but must deal with hot temperatures, high winds, and low humidity.

  10. At the top is the emergent layer, where the tallest trees are. They have the most sunlight and lots of leaves to get the sun light. Below that is the canopy layer, where trees grow 60 to 90 feet tall. Veins and animals live in the canopy layer. The understory is below the canopy and recieves little sunlight. Leafy plants that need little sunlight grow here. The last layer is the ground layer, which is filled with plants that need very little light. It is also filled with branches, leaves, and decaying organisms.

  11. AT the top you have the tree tops which get all the sunlight. The second layer which is the canopy gets the second most. The third is the understory it receives the third most sunlight which is almost none. And then you have the bottom or the forest floor which is black because it receives no light at all. Shrubs grow

  12. Emergent Layer – top layer (tree tops)
    Canopy Layer – this layer receives second most sun but shapes most of the forest
    Understory – dark part of forest, with small trees and plants
    Forest floor – not much grows here but it is covered in fallen leaves and other things

  13. Emergent Layer
    These giant trees thrust above the dense canopy layer and have huge mushroom-shaped crowns. These trees enjoy the greatest amount of sunlight but also must endure high temperatures, low humidity, and strong winds.

    Canopy Layer
    The broad, irregular crowns of these trees form a tight, continuous canopy 60 to 90 feet above the ground. The branches are often densely covered with other plants (epiphytes) and tied together with vines (lianas). The canopy is home to 90% of the organisms found in the rain forest; many seeking the brighter light in the treetops.

    Understory
    Receiving only 2-15% of the sunlight that falls on the canopy, the understory is a dark place. It is relatively open and contains young trees and leafy herbaceous plants that tolerate low light. Many popular house plants come from this layer. Only along rivers and roadways and in treefall and cut areas is sunlight sufficient to allow growth to become thick and impenetrable

    Forest Floor
    The forest floor receives less than 2% of the sunlight and consequently, little grows here except plants adapted to very low light. On the floor is a thin layer of fallen leaves, seeds, fruits, and branches that very quickly decomposes. Only a thin layer of decaying organic matter is found, unlike in temperate deciduous forests.

  14. Canopy Layer, Understory, Forest Floor, Emergent Layer

  15. The Emergent layer is the top of the tallest trees of the rainforest, then the canopy which is the high up tree branches where plants and animals live, the understory recieves little light and contains young trees, and last is the forest floor which recieves barely any light and few things live there.

  16. Emergent Layer, Canopy Layer, Understory, Forest Floor

  17. Emergent Layer – top layer (tree tops)
    Canopy Layer – this layer receives second most sun but shapes most of the forest
    Understory – dark part of forest, with small trees and plants
    Forest floor – not much grows here but it is covered in fallen leaves and other things

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