Zambezian Cryptosepalum dry forests

WWF Abstract

The Zambesian Cryptosepalum Dry Forests Ecoregion is a thickly vegetated woodland. Cryptosepalum, or mukwe, trees dominate the forest, forming a canopy about 80 feet (25 m) high. Vines covered in lichens form a dense and tangled understory, and mosses cover the forest floor. This tangle of growth harbors a number of wild species that prefer dense habitat, including yellow-backed duikers, blue duikers, and bushpigs. The ecoregion contains the largest area of tropical evergreen forest in Africa, and probably in the world, outside of the equatorial zone.
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Ecozone:Afrotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Zambia
Area:9,407,999 acres (3,807,282 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER