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Amazonia plants
Jessie Cohen, NZP photographer

Plants of the Amazon

Plants have adapted to the immense quantity of rain that showers on them. Many leaves are oval shaped, and have a drip-tip that allows water to flow right off. In two and a half acres of rainforest, scientists have counted more than 200 species of plants.

Amazonian Plants

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