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Lake Nyasa Climatic Region Floristic Checklist

Roy Gereau, Asukile Kajuni, Tim Davenport, and Henry Ndangalsi

Lake Nyasa Climatic Region Floristic Checklist

Roy Gereau, Asukile Kajuni, Tim Davenport, and Henry Ndangalsi

Distributed for Missouri Botanical Garden Press

118 pages | 3 maps | 7 x 10
Cloth $24.00 ISBN: 9781935641100 Will Publish January 2012 For sale in North and South America only
The Lake Nyasa Climatic Region described in this study is composed of the Livingstone, Kipengere, Mbeya, and Umalila ranges, Mporoto Ridge, Mt. Rungwe, and the Kitulo Plateau. Floristic studies in the area reveal many unique plants, some of which are endemic to this region. The high rainfall and diversity of habitats interacting with soils and other environmental factors in the area are responsible for the richness of the flora, and the current identifications of vascular plant taxa have yielded a total of 170 families, 733 genera, and 1736 species. The Lake Nyasa Climatic Region, therefore, has nearly 14% of the estimated total of 12,500 vascular plant species in all of Tropical East Africa.
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