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Plants growing up on the forest towards light - mist and dense vegetation in Atlantic forest at Parana State, Southern Brazil - intact forest with high biodiversity. The Atlantic Forest (Portuguese: Mata Atlantica) is a terrestrial biome and region which extends along the Atlantic coast of Brazil from Rio Grande do Norte state in the north to Rio Grande do Sul state in the south, and inland as far as Paraguay and the Misiones Province of Argentina, where the region is known as Selva Misionera.