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Flora/Vegetation in Salonga National Park

Flora/Vegetation in Salonga national park; The National Park covers/occupies over a third of the enormous Salonga-Lukenie-Sankuru forest and is the second largest almost pristine tropical rain forest reserve in the world. Its high (to 45m) equatorial forest trees occupy or cover most of the area, varying in composition. The common vegetation types are swamp, riverine, and dry-land forests. The dominant vegetation types are swamp, riverine and dry-land. Evergreen ombrophile forest is represented by well-developed stands of Gilbertiodendron dewevrei. The Semi-deciduous forest covers/occupy almost all areas between the rivers. Pioneer or transitory communities are found along river banks. Grassland vegetation, rather than savannah, occurs in the north sector, known locally as botoka-djoku (elephant’s bath). The total area of grassland is under 0.5% of the park area. Southwards, the vegetation is more open with esobe clearing.

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