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Flora/Vegetation in Kahuzi Biega National Park

Vegetation in Kahuzi-Biega National ParkFlora/Vegetation in Kahuzi-Biega National Park; The Park is one of the protected areas with exclusive vegetation diversity in African. The park‘s floral diversity ranges from swamps, bogs, marshland and riparian forests on hydromorphic ground at all altitudes are rare worldwide. The western lowland sector of the park is mainly covered by dense Guineo-Congolian wet equatorial rainforest, with an area of transition forest between 1,200 meters (3,900 ft) and 1,500 meters (4,900 ft). The eastern mountainous sector includes continuous forest vegetation from 600 meters (2,000 ft.) to over 2,600 meters (8,500 ft), and is one of the rare sites in Sub-Saharan Africa which show all stages of the low to highland transition, including six (6) distinguishable primary vegetation types: swamp and peat bog, swamp forest, high-altitude rainforest, mountain rainforest, bamboo forest and subalpine heather. Mountain and swamp forest grows between 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) and 2,400 metres (7,900 ft), bamboo forest grows between 2,350 metres (7,710 ft) and 2,600 metres (8,500 ft), and the summits of Mounts Kahuzi and Biéga above 2,600 metres (8,500 ft) have subalpine heather, dry savannah, and grasslands, as well as the endemic plant Senecio kahuzicus.

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