Your question: What plants can be found in the African rainforest?

The rainforest supports an estimated 8,000 plant species but among the best-known are the oil palm and the mahogany tree. Oil palms are native to the area, but today account for approximately 14 percent of the world’s plant-based oils. Mahogany, meanwhile, is used for construction, furniture, flooring and boatbuilding.

Are trees plants yes or no?

In botany, a tree is a perennial plant with an elongated stem, or trunk, supporting branches and leaves in most species. … Trees are not a taxonomic group but include a variety of plant species that have independently evolved a trunk and branches as a way to tower above other plants to compete for sunlight.

What plants live in the forest floor?

Nature on Trail: Forest Floor Plants

  • Bunchberry or dwarf dogwood. Cornus canadensis. …
  • False lily-of-the-valley. Maianthemum dilatatum. …
  • Foamflower. Tiarella trifoliata. …
  • Fringecup. Tellima grandiflora. …
  • Miners’ lettuce. Claytonia perfoliata. …
  • Spring beauty. Montia cordifolia. …
  • Wood-sorrel. …
  • Pacific bleeding heart.

What kind of plants and animals live in Africa?

Africa boasts over 1,100 species of mammals, including herd animals like wildebeest, buffalo, and impala, as well as zebras, giraffes, and elephants. The rodents are well represented with various squirrel and rat species, as well as rabbits and hares.

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