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Mount Kenya NP | Afroalpine vegetation


Teleki Valley, elevation: approx. 4000 m asl. The giant inflorescence in the central foreground belongs to Lobelia telekii, the two inflorescences behind to Lobelia deckenii ssp. keniensis. The giant groundsel with the stem represents the species Senecio keniodendron. These types of plants are characteristic for tropical high-mountain areas. The summit area of Mt. Kenya with Batian (5199 m) and Nelion (5188 m) appears in the left central background.

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on Monday 27 February 2006 by Martin Mergili
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