Ecology of the pteridophytes on the southern slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro – I. Altitudinal distribution

@article{Hemp2004EcologyOT,
  title={Ecology of the pteridophytes on the southern slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro – I. Altitudinal distribution},
  author={A. Hemp},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={159},
  pages={211-239}
}
  • A. Hemp
  • Published 2004
  • Geography
  • Plant Ecology
  • Abstract140 taxa of 61 genera in 24 families of pteridophytes were recorded on the southern slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. These represent about one third of the entire pteridophyte flora of Tanzania. The families richest in species are the Aspleniaceae, the Adiantaceae, the Dryopteridaceae, the Thelypteridaceae and the Hymenophyllaceae. Due to its luxuriant montane rain forest, which receives a precipitation of up to over 3000 mm, Mt. Kilimanjaro is distinctly richer in pteridophyte species than… CONTINUE READING
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