Sri Lanka montane rain forests

WWF Abstract

Up here you can enter a different world where many of the highest peaks are enveloped in mist and fog -- the perfect conditions for the growth of cloud forests. In these forests, twisted, stunted trees are draped everywhere in orchids, mosses, and ferns. At lower elevations, the cloud forests give way to a variety of vegetation, with both temperate and tropical plants, and grassland savannas. Half of Sri Lanka’s endemic flowering plants and more than 34 percent of its endemic trees, shrubs, and herbs are restricted to these diverse montane forests.
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Ecozone:Indo-Malayan
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:Sri Lanka
Area:6,299,519 acres (2,549,325 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
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