Vegetation In Rwenzori Mountain National Park.

Vegetation In Rwenzori Mountain

Nature Of The Mountain Rwenzori National Park

There are six different types of vegetation zones in the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, together with lovely plant species, which create breathtaking landscape. The many climates of the Rwenzori mountains help to shape the varied vegetation zones there. You might be in a lush rainforest or be surrounded by ice depending on the height you are at and the path you are taking. The center circuit is the most picturesque and varied route, however the Kilembe route, for instance, is said to be a little more difficult.

The inhabited or Savanna grassland Zone (680m-1800m).

These include a variety of plant species, such as grass, shrubs, herbs, and trees. The dominant grass species include cympopon Ibrism, penissetum & imberata species, while for the trees & shrubs include Acacica, Combretum, among others.

Afro-montane Forest Zone(1800m-2600m).

Prunes Africana and podocarpus species are two prevalent plants in the Afro-montane forest zone. Numerous natural openings surrounded by ferns and grasses can also be seen in this vegetation zone.

The Bamboo Forest Zone(2600m-2900m).

The bamboo zone first appears at an elevation increase of 50 meters immediately, and a bamboo mixed forest complex develops between 2600 and 2900 meters. Herbs, shrubs, sedges, and grasses can be found in some afro-montane forests, and climbers can be seen in a few areas within this belt.

However, large expanses of pure bamboo stands may be seen in some places, such as Nyabitaba and Guyeoman in the park, within an altitude range of 100 meters up to above 2900 meters.

Afro-Alpine moorland Zones(4000-4500m).

The abundance of afro-alpine trees like lobelia and dendrosenecio spp., shrubs like alchemila spp., Helicrysum spp., and grass tussocks like curex runssoroensis increases with a slight elevation change of about 100m (in the upper bigo bog and a long river bujuku). The plant communities that have been observed are quite remarkable in this area, which is entirely afro alpine.

The Afro-alpine zone is home to the following five notable plant species and plant communities: Dendrosenecio Woodland, Helichrysum Shrub, Alchemila Shrub, Tussock of Grassland, and Curex Bog.

Rocky/glacier Zones(4500-5109m).

At the very highest altitudes, there are both open and covered mosses and lichens.

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