Does the evergreen coniferous forest stem from the Chaparral biome?I'm confused as to what the differences are between the two, or if they are the same thing.

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The Chaparral Biome consists of terrain occurring in hot, dry, desert climates.  The Evergreen Coniferous Forest, on the other hand, is found in temperate regions with high rainfall, warm summers and cool winters.  They are distinct and different, and not directly related to one another.

Plants in the Chaparral Biome are adapted to heat, with scrub brush, shrubs with small, hard, dry leaves, sage and some grasses.   Small segments of Chaparral are found in areas in all continents.  Chaparral terrain varies from flat, to rocky hills, to mountainsides.

The best description of chaparral terrain is that which is used in filming western movies.

The Evergreen Coniferous Forest is found in a terrestrial biome occurring in temperate regions of the world in which trees have needles instead of leaves, cones instead of fruit.  Coniferous trees are usually evergreen (green year-round), examples of which are include Cedar, Cyprus, Fir, Spruce and Redwoods.  Temperate Coniferous Rain Forests have worldwide occurrence, from the Pacific Northwest to South America, Europe, and even as far south as New Zeeland.

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