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Neotropical Rainforest

The tropical habitats of North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean are often called the neotropics, the tropics of the "New World". Many well-known plants of commerce come from the neotropics, including chocolate, vanilla, rubber, allspice, tapioca, pineapples, Brazil nuts, and the sources of many drugs, including quinine and cocaine.


View of the Neotropical Rainforest


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