Amazon rainforest plants
very variable and numerous.
Here are some of the most obvious ones in the forests, freshwater lakes, tropical wetlands, riversides, and mangrove ecosystems.
The riverside vegetation
plants such as kapok trees (Ceiba
pentandra), Mulato tree (Calycophyllum
spruceanum), Aninga (Montrichardia
arborescens), Acai palm (Euterpe
oleracea), Buriti Palm (Mauritia
flexuosa), Munguba tree (Pseudobombax
munguba), Amazon Cannon-ball tree (Couropita subsessilis)
plants such as Muruci (Byrsonima
amazonica), Jara Palm (Leopoldinia
pulchra), Arapari (Macrolobium
acaciaefolium), and Monkey gourd (Eschweilera tenuifolia).
Plants in Upland Rainforests
contain Babacu (Attalea
speciosa), Inaja (Maxmilliana
regia), Pataua (Oenocarpus
bataua), Bacaba (Oenocarpus
bacaba), monkey ladder
sp), Brazil nut
Visgueiro (Parkia pendula),
palms, and ant plants such as tococa (Melastomaceae),
and Duroia (Rubiaceae).
Plants in Lakes
The flora of lakes
impressive royal water lilies (Victoria
amazonica), Victoria cruziana, and many other water lilies
the genus Nymphaea,
such as Nymphaea ampla.
aquatic ferns such as Marsilea
polycarpa and Salvinia
auriculata; water lettuce (Pistia
stratiotes and water hyacinth (Eicchornia
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