Tropical Rainforest<br />By : Amanda Snyder & Jamie Ringley<br />
Location<br />South Western Africa<br />Congo River Basin<br />Usually 75-80 degrees<br />About 80in/yr for the rainfall a...
Congo River Basin<br />The Congo River&apos;s flow and water levels are affected by the rains year round. It is the effect...
Vacationing?<br />If you ever think about vacationing in Africa, then don’t forget to bring..<br /><ul><li>Summer clothes,...
Bring lots of water, it will be hot.
Rain coat & boots, it will be raining an awful lot during your trip. </li></li></ul><li>Bamboo<br />KINGDOM: Plantae<br /...
Mimosaceae<br /><ul><li>The Mimosaceae are mostly tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs comprising about 40 genera and...
The leaves are nearly always alternate, stipulate, and bipinnately compound (rarely once-pinnate)
They usually have swollen petiole bases called pulvini that commonly function in orientation of the leaves (remember the s...
The inflorescence is commonly a capitulum (also called a head).
The flowers are hypogynous to slightly perigynous, have radial symmetry, petals that are valvate in bud, and commonly a 5-...
The pistil is simple, comprising a single style and stigma, and a superior ovary with 2-many marginal ovules in a solitary...
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  1. 1. Tropical Rainforest<br />By : Amanda Snyder & Jamie Ringley<br />
  2. 2. Location<br />South Western Africa<br />Congo River Basin<br />Usually 75-80 degrees<br />About 80in/yr for the rainfall average<br />
  3. 3. Congo River Basin<br />The Congo River&apos;s flow and water levels are affected by the rains year round. It is the effects of rainfall throughout the regions whose rivers and tributaries contribute to the Congo River that influence the fluctuations in the flow of the river. However, because the Congo basin is an immense area, the weather pattern in one particular region will not have much effect on the river&apos;s overall levels. For example, heavy rainfall in the northern areas that contribute to the Ubangi River may cause flooding in the region itself, but would generally not lead to a drought in a southern portion of the Congo basin. Because of the vastness of the area, by the time the river&apos;s waters join together, very little effect will be seen. This allows the river&apos;s flow to balance out and not change too drastically during the year.<br />
  4. 4. Vacationing?<br />If you ever think about vacationing in Africa, then don’t forget to bring..<br /><ul><li>Summer clothes, its always around 75-80 degrees.
  5. 5. Bring lots of water, it will be hot.
  6. 6. Rain coat & boots, it will be raining an awful lot during your trip. </li></li></ul><li>Bamboo<br />KINGDOM: Plantae<br />PHYLUM (DIVISION): Magnoliophyta CLASS: Liliopsida<br />SUBCLASS: Commelinidae<br />ORDER: Cyperales<br />FAMILY: Gramineae (Poaceae) <br />SUBFAMILY: Bambusoideae<br />TRIBE: Bambuseae<br />SUBTRIBE: bambusinae<br />Bamboo is considered to be a type of grass<br />Bamboo grows very fast…about an inch per day in good conditions.<br />
  7. 7. Mimosaceae<br /><ul><li>The Mimosaceae are mostly tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs comprising about 40 genera and 2,000 species.
  8. 8. The leaves are nearly always alternate, stipulate, and bipinnately compound (rarely once-pinnate)
  9. 9. They usually have swollen petiole bases called pulvini that commonly function in orientation of the leaves (remember the sensitive plant, Mimosa pudica).
  10. 10. The inflorescence is commonly a capitulum (also called a head).
  11. 11. The flowers are hypogynous to slightly perigynous, have radial symmetry, petals that are valvate in bud, and commonly a 5-parted calyx and corolla. The stamens are distinct to strongly monadelphous, numerous (rarely as few as 10), and are generally more showy than the perianth.
  12. 12. The pistil is simple, comprising a single style and stigma, and a superior ovary with 2-many marginal ovules in a solitary locule.
  13. 13. The fruit is usually a legume. </li></li></ul><li>*Loxodonta Africana cyclotis<br />African Elephant<br /><ul><li>Predators include:
  14. 14. Leopards
  15. 15. Lions
  16. 16. Jaguars
  17. 17. Live in dense forests
  18. 18. Eats tree bark&vines
  19. 19. 7-9000 pounds</li></li></ul><li>Chimpanzee<br /><ul><li>Nests in trees
  20. 20. Predators include:
  21. 21. Leopards
  22. 22. Large snakes
  23. 23. baboons
  24. 24. Eats fruits, young leaves, buds&blossoms, soft pitch, stems, galls, honey, bark&resin, seeds&nuts</li></li></ul><li>Bongos<br /><ul><li>Bongo’s are found in rainforest with dense undergrowth
  25. 25. Bongos are herbivores and feed on:
  26. 26. tree/bush leaves
  27. 27. Vines
  28. 28. Bark
  29. 29. pit of rotting trees
  30. 30. grasses/herbs
  31. 31. roots cereals
  32. 32. Shrubs
  33. 33. fruits.
  34. 34. Predators include:</li></ul>Pythons<br />Lions<br />Leopards<br />People<br />Hyenas<br /><ul><li>Most of them are nocturnal, males are solitary. </li></li></ul><li>Black Colobus Monkey<br /><ul><li>Predators include:
  35. 35. Leopards
  36. 36. Eagles
  37. 37. chimpanzees
  38. 38. Black Colobus Monkeys are leaf eaters.
  39. 39. Live in bamboo stands.</li></li></ul><li>Toco Toucan<br /><ul><li>Lowland rainforest&palm grooves of south Africa.
  40. 40. Predators are:
  41. 41. jaguars
  42. 42. humans
  43. 43. other big cats
  44. 44. Toco Toucans eat:
  45. 45. Fruits
  46. 46. Seeds
  47. 47. Insects
  48. 48. Spiders
  49. 49. Small eggs from other nests
  50. 50. Lizards
  51. 51. Snakes</li></li></ul><li>Bibliography<br />Blueplanetbiomes.com<br />Enchantedlearning.com<br />think-quest.org<br />Thanks!<br /> -Amanda&Jamie<br />

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