Natural Vegetation of Brazil

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  • Natural Vegetation: Natural vegetation refers to a plant community unaffected by man either directly or indirectly. It exists in a specific natural environment.

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Natural Vegetation of Brazil

Natural Vegetation in Brazil

  • Rainfall in Brazil varies due to physiography. It rains all year in most parts of the equatorial region. The number of rainy days and amount of rainfall decrease as one moves away from the equator. This has an impact on the vegetation's life cycle as well.
  • Evergreen forests are found in areas where it rains all year. The density of vegetation decreases in areas that receive rainfall only during certain seasons. Instead of forests, there are various types of grasses, short shrubs, thorny vegetation, and so on.
  • Brazil has the largest vegetation species on the planet. This includes evergreen, semi-evergreen, arid, and other types of vegetation. Pau Brasil, rubber, mahogany, rosewood, and a variety of orchids can be found.
  • Because of the evergreen rainforests in Brazil, there is a large amount of oxygen that is released in the environment. This helps to reduce carbon dioxide levels. Therefore, these rainforests are rightly called the ‘lungs of the world’.
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