temperate rain forest

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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.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

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