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Mount Kenya NP | Protea seeds
WI_ke113.jpg Mount Kenya NP  |  Burnt protea flowerThumbnailsMount Kenya NP  |  Protea kilimanjarica

The heathlands occupying the eastern slopes of Mt. Kenya at approx. 3300 m asl display a certain resemblance to the fynbos of South Africa. The Proteaceae family is here represented by Protea kilimanjarica: the release of the seeds from the fruit, and therefore reproduction, is facilitated by fires.

Thursday 2 March 2006 by Martin Mergili in Africa and Macaronesia / Kenya (3788 visits)