Tropical Rainforest Understory Layer Facts

Tropical Rainforest Understory
Understory Plants


The Understory layer, or strata, of tropical rainforest vegetation lies between the Canopy layer, where there is plenty of sunlight, and the Forest Floor layer, where there is almost none. When the weather is very hot and wet as it is in the Understory layer, conditions are just right for an abundance of insects, mosquitoes, and certain types of flora.

Click here for a great selection of books about tropical rainforests.

The interesting facts listed below are written in a kid-friendly format that focuses on what animals and flora are found in the understory layer and why most of them are camouflaged, as well as a description of some of the common plants found in this layer.

Understory Layer Animal Facts

Understory Layer Plant Facts