Desert cover about 1/5 ofthe
Earth’s surface, andthere’s less than 50 cm/yearof rainfall. Most deserts havea considerable amount ofspecialized vegetation, as wellas specialized vertebrate andinvertebrate animals
There are two types of rainforests, tropicaland temperate. Tropical rainforests arefound closer to the equator and temperaterainforests are found farther north nearcoastal areas. The majority of commonhouseplants come from the rainforest.