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Mount Kenya NP | Giant lobelias
WI_ke087.jpg Mount Kenya NP  |  Giant lobeliasThumbnailsMount Kenya NP  |  Lobelia deckenii ssp. keniensis

Teleki Valley, elevation: approx. 4000 m asl. The giant inflorescences in the central foreground belong to Lobelia deckenii ssp. keniensis. Behind, 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) appears in the left central background of the image.

Created
Monday 27 February 2006 by Martin Mergili in Africa / Kenya (1950 visits)