What Flora and Fauna would we find in the Amazon
The plants inclufding the leaves, stems, roots, fruit and seeds become food for the animals and are called producers.Herbivores or primary consumers are known for animals that eat plants. In the amazon these include the common iguana, the tree toed sloth, toucans and thousands of birds, insects and mammals. Carnivores are known for aniamls that eat eggs or meat of other animals and those that eat insects are insectivores.These animals are known as secondary consumers. These are the animals that represent secondary consumers in the Amazon, harpy eagles, jaguars, giant anteaters, birds, snakes, monkeys and insects.
In the tropics the climate allows for rapid and diverse plant growth.One hectare of the Amazon could contain 750 types of trees and 1500 species of other plants. Types of plants that grow are trees such as ebony and mahogany, vines, lianas, palms and ferns.
Rafflesia, the world's largest single flower is found in the rainforests of southeast asia. This flower was discovered in the Indonesian rainforest by a guide in 1818. It belongs to the genus of parasitic flowering plants, with no visible leaves, roots, or stem because it does'nt have any, the only part of the plant that can be seen outside in the five-pedaled flower. The rafflesia may be over 100 centimetres in diameter and weigh up to 10 kilogram. Rafflesia flowers only survive for a few daysbefore decomposing. Only one vine in the worldis hardy enough to host the rafflesia parasite.It is also the smelliest flower to attract insects and flys. It is the most rarest flowers because nearly perfection conditions must exist for a rafflesia bloom.