Gene Expression

Rainforests in strange places


Where is the rainforest above located? For the answer see below….

It’s in Iran, the Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests of Gilan province. Here’s a precipitation map of Iran:



  1. #1 Amit
    August 3, 2009

    Where did you find this picture?

  2. #2 razib
    August 3, 2009

    it’s on wikipedia, but i think they got it from an iranian gov. tourism site (i’ve seen it there before).

  3. #3 Gav
    August 3, 2009

    No tygers

  4. #4 Sebastian Flyte
    August 3, 2009

    One of the better Metal Gear Solid games was partly set in some area of Southern Russian. It resembled the Amazon.

  5. #5 razib
    August 3, 2009

    gav, not anymore :-(

  6. #6 sg
    August 9, 2009

    I clicked on the link and discovered that a lovely tree grows there, the Caucasian Wingnut. It doesn’t say whether it is left or right.

  7. #7 deadpost
    August 9, 2009

    The influence of the hanging gardens of Babylon, right? They were built for Nebuchadnezzar’s wife who missed the greenery of Persia, and I can see why now.

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