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The EAST AFRICAN MONTANE FORESTS is a montane tropical moist forest ecoregion of eastern Africa
Africa
. The ecoregion comprises several separate areas above 1000 meters in the mountains of South Sudan
South Sudan
, Uganda
Uganda
, Kenya
Kenya
, and Tanzania
Tanzania
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Setting * 2 Flora * 3 References * 4 External links

SETTING

The East African montane forests extend across a total of 65,500 square kilometers (25,300 sq mi), in 25 separate enclaves, which range in size from 23,700 to 113 square kilometers. The northernmost enclave is on Mount Kinyeti in the Imatong Mountains of Southern Sudan, extending south through Mount Moroto in eastern Uganda
Uganda
and Mount Elgon on the Kenya- Uganda
Uganda
border. In Kenya
Kenya
and Tanzania, the ecoregion follows the mountains east and west of the Eastern Rift and associated volcanoes, including the Aberdare Range
Aberdare Range
, Mount Kenya
Kenya
, Mount Kulal , Mount Nyiru , Bukkol , and the Nguruman Escarpment in Kenya, and Mount Kilimanjaro , Mount Meru
Mount Meru
, Ngorongoro
Ngorongoro
, and the Marang forests (Mbulu and Hanang) in northern Tanzania.

FLORA

The ecoregion consists of montane forests, grasslands, and savannas, transitioning to the East African montane moorlands on the highest peaks. The ecoregion is home to the Afromontane
Afromontane
flora, which occurs in the mountains of eastern Africa, and is distinct from the lowland flora.

REFERENCES

* ^ "East African montane forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. Retrieved June 25, 2011.

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