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The Flora of Tropical East Africa, from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, describes more than 12,000 plants from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
One of the key series on the wildlife of East Africa, work on the now complete Flora of Tropical East Africa began in 1948 and over the next 64 years recorded 12,104 species of flowering plants and ferns native or naturalised to the region, including 1,500 species new to science. Some 2,500 of East Africa’s plant species are found nowhere else in the world, and habitats covered by the project ranged from the grasslands of the Serengeti, to dense rainforest, and the afro-alpine moorlands of Kilimanjaro. The project was completed in September 2012.
In 2015, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, published a book related to this project, East African Plant Collectors, which introduces many of the people who have collected plant specimens in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Publisher: A A Balkema