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What is the main vegetation in Brazil?

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The main vegetation in Brazil is trees, which accounts for approximately 70 percent of the country's rain forests. Brazil is also home to pine forests, palm forests and tropical semi-deciduous forests.

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What is the main vegetation in Brazil?
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Because the last Ice Age did not reach Brazil, the area has had many years to develop plant species. The rain forests in Brazil can have up to 400 different tree species per hectare. The country is home to 390 different kinds of palms, the world's largest variety. Brazil nut and different types of hardwood trees, such as mahogany and rubber — cultivated for the production of latex — are all found throughout the Brazil.

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