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The phytogeography of Mount Kulal, Kenya, with special reference to Compositae, Leguminosae and Gramineae

F. N. Hepper
Bothalia | Vol 14, No 3/4 | a1206 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v14i3/4.1206 | © 1983 F. N. Hepper | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 November 1983 | Published: 06 November 1983

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F. N. Hepper, The Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, United Kingdom

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Abstract

Mt Kulal, in the lowlying desert of NE Kenya, reaches an altitude of 2 295 m. A synopsis of the vegetation types occurring there is provided, with totals of the species recorded in each type. The three families are analysed phytogeographically and observations are made about their chorology. A conclusion is reached that Mt Kulal is a stepping stone for the distribution of montane plants between highland East Africa and Ethiopia and not an outlier of either bloc.


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