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Flora- Vegetation in Volcanoes National Park

///Flora- Vegetation in Volcanoes National Park
Flora- Vegetation in Volcanoes National Park2015-09-02T14:49:29+00:00

The Vegetation in Volcanoes National Park varies considerably due to the large altitudinal range within the park. There is some lower montane forest mainly lost due to different agricultural activities. The vegetation changes according to the altitude and between an altitude of 2400 and 2500 m above sea level, there is Neoboutonia forest. From 2500 to 3200 m Arundinaria alpina (bamboo) forest occurs, covering about 30% of the park area. From 2600 to 3600 m, mainly on the more humid slopes in the south and west, is Hagenia-Hypericum forest, which covers about 30% of the park. This is one of the largest forests of Hagenia abyssinica. The vegetation from 3500 to 4200 m is characterized by the rare Lobelia wollastonii, L. lanurensis, and Senecio erici-rosenii which cover about 25% of the park area. From 4300 to 4500 m grassland occurs. Secondary thicket, meadows, marshes, swamps and small lakes also occur, but their total area is relatively small.

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