Amazon Rainforest Flora
It is estimated that approximately 40,000 different species of plants are found in the Amazon rainforest. The Kapok tree, orchids, bromeliads, and water lilies are some of the most popular and abundant flora in this tropical rainforest. Pineapples are the most well-known bromeliads and there are approximately 2,700 different species of bromeliads in the Amazon rainforest. They come in a variety of colors, such as purple, orange, blue, and red. They grow everywhere from the rainforest floor and up.
Orchids are beautiful and delicate flowers found in this rainforest. They have a very strong scent which helps them become pollinated because it attracts a variety of insects, even moths. They also come in a variety of colors such as white, pink, yellow, and purple.
Water lilies are the world's largest flower and they can grow to be as big as six feet in diameter. They are found in calm waters and many are found on the banks of the Amazon river and the many other bodies of water within the Amazon rainforest.
The Kapok tree is the Amazon rainforest's largest tree. The trunk of this tree can get as big as about ten feet in diameter and they can grow as high as 200 feet tall. This tree sprouts flowers and the smell of these flowers attracts bats. These trees are home to a variety of different species such as frogs, insects, and birds.