Biome Project-Rubber Tree Alice, Manu, Avery

Biome Project-Rubber Tree Alice, Manu, Avery

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  • Presenting...
  • The Tropical Rainforest and the Rubber Tree
  • By: Alice, Avery and Manu 
  • Today we will be talking about the tropical rainforest and one specific plant and its adaptations, the rubber tree  also known as the Hevea brasiliensis...
  • The soil quality is very poor, so many animals have adapted to it. Some plants are orchids, passion fruit, and banana trees. Some animals are anteaters, boa constrictors, Jaguars, and toucans.
  • The average rainfall in the rainforest about 127 cm-660 cm a year. The average daily temperature is between 21 degrees and 30 degrees Celsius. It never goes above 34 degrees Celsius but doesn't go below 20 degrees Celsius.
  • The rubber tree is a plant in the rainforest.
  • The rubber tree is taller than 30 meters and it grows very fast at 24 inches or more per season.
  • Some adaptations are having latex for protection against insects, fruit that bursts open to scatter the leaves, and dark green, large leaves to absorb the most sunlight as possible. It can also survive in very dry temperatures. 
  • It has soft wood, high branching limbs, a large area of bark and latex for "sap".
  • The leaves of the rubber tree are glossy, oval-shaped, dark green, and very large. The roots are large and powerful.
  • When the seeds explode out of the fruit, it is eaten by fish, especially tambaqui, birds, monkeys and black piranhas. This leads us to food webs. Here are some possible food webs in the rainforest with the rubber tree...
  • The rubber tree grows best in  bright sunshine, about 6 hours per day year-round and deep well drained soil. 
  • It should also have temperatures between 25 and 28 degrees Celsius and 80% or above for humidity.
  • For best growing conditions, it must have 2000 milimeters or more of rainfall and evenly distributed. There should be no dry season.
  • It would be hard for the rubber tree to live in another biome because there would not be enough rainfall, sunshine, and temperature.
  • brazil nut tree
  • scarlet macaw
  • vampire bat
  • phyton
  • rubber tree
  • spider monkey
  • iguana
  • fruit bat
  • pointsetta
  • jaguar
  • red eyed tree frog
  • grasshopper
  • bromeliad
  • I hope you liked it. You better like it, cause we worked forever on this
  • So that is a possible food web in the rainforest.
  • Bye!
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