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Mount Kenya NP | Giant lobelias
WI_ke087.jpg Mount Kenya NP  |  Afroalpine vegetation Thumbnails Mount Kenya NP  |  Giant groundsels and summit area

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 (1118 visits)
Region
Africa / Kenya