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biome a large region characterized by a specific type of climate and certain types of plants and animal communities
canopy the layers of treetops that shade the forest floor
coniferous tree a tree belonging to a group of tree species that bear their seeds in cones and tend to be evergreen
chaparral a type of vegetation that includes broadheafed
deciduous tree a tree that sheds and regrows its leaves in response to seasonal changes
desert a region that has little or no vegetation, long periods without rain, and extreme temperatures; usually found in warm climates
epiphyte a plant that uses another plant for support, but not for nourishment
tundra a treeless plain located in the Arctic or Antarctic and is characterized by very low winter temperatures; short, cool summers; and vegetation that consists of grasses, lichen, and perennial herbs
tropical forest a region of forest r jungle that is located near the equator and that is characterized by large amounts of rain and little variation in temperature
temperate deciduous forest a region of forest that has pronounced seaons, moderate temp, and moderate precipitation; characterzed by trees that shed their leaves in the fall
taiga a region of evergreen, coniferous forest below the arctic and subarctic tundra regions
temperate grassland a region that has cold winters and rainfall tht is intermediate between that of a forest and a desert
savanna a plain full of grasses and scattered trees and shrubs; found in tropical and subtropical habitats and mainly in regions with a dry climate, such as East Africa
permafrost in arctic regions, the permanently frozen layer of soil or subsoil
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