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Kilimanjaro hike - day 4

Kilimanjaro hike - day 4

Among the 'Giant Groundsel' also known as 'dendrosenicio kilimanjari'. This is one of types of vegetation unique to the hill. This grows at altitudes around 14000 ft. These giant groundsels evolved from the common goundsels about a million years ago and have moved up higher in the mountain over the years through the seeds being dispersed by winds. They have natural survival mechanisms that help them through the winters where the temperatures fall well below 0.

KilimanjaroLemoshoMoir hut to BarancaGiant groundseldendrosenicio kilimanjari