The Tropical Room

Over 250 plants from tropical ecosystems around the world are represented in the Botanical Center collections. Specimens range from tropical rain forest epiphytic orchids and bromeliads to cycads and climbing arums. Economically important plants such as coffee, banana and papaya grow intermingled with palms, figs, and Bird of paradise. Each display includes characteristics common to tropical habitats, many of which are being destroyed daily.

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Department of Biology   University of Northern Iowa   Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0421
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