Journal of East African Natural History

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Vegetation map and plant checklist of Ol Ari Nyiro ranch and the Mukutan Gorge, Laikipia, Kenya

Joshua M Muasya, Truman P Young, David N Okebiro


Ol Ari Nyiro is a 360 km2 ranch of the Laikipia Plateau, in a semi-arid part of Kenya. The vegetation of the ranch and nearby Mukutan Gorge was mapped, and a preliminary check-list of fungi and vascular plants compiled. The vegetation was classified in 16 different types. A total of 708 species and subspecies were identified. This presents 10% of the estimated Kenyan flora, making Ol Ari Nyiro one of the most diverse non-forest areas in East Africa.

Journal of East African Natural History Vol. 83 (2) 1994: pp. 143-197[143:VMAPCO]2.0.CO;2
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