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temperate rain forest

temperate rain forest Forest that develops in temperate regions where rainfall is high (typically 1500–3000 mm) or fog is frequent (e.g. on the Pacific coast of North America). Broad-leaved evergreen trees are common, conifers are often present, and there are many epiphytes and climbers. Such forests occur in coastal areas of the south-eastern United States and north-western North America, in southern Chile, in parts of Australia and New Zealand, and in southern Japan and China.

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temperate rain forest

temperate rain forest Forest that develops in temperate regions where rainfall is high (typically 1500–3000 mm) or fog is frequent (e.g. on the Pacific coast of N. America). Broadleaved evergreen trees are common, conifers are often present, and there are many epiphytes and climbers. Such forests occur in coastal areas of the south-eastern United States and north-western N. America, in southern Chile, in parts of Australia and New Zealand, and in southern Japan and China.

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"temperate rain forest." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 24 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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"temperate rain forest." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Retrieved October 24, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/temperate-rain-forest-0