Kinabalu montane alpine meadows

WWF Abstract

Climb up Malaysia's Mt. Kinabalu and you'll pass through several zones of incredibly varied plant life. First you'll see many lowland species, including abundant fig trees and carnivorous pitcher plants. Climb higher and you'll notice that the trees become shorter and less varied. You'll walk among dwarf shrubs, mosses, lichens, liverworts, and ferns. Climb even higher and you'll be walking not on soil but on exposed granite. Growing here are occasional shrubs and the world's greatest concentration of wild orchids. And throughout this mountain ascent, you'll also see an incredible variety of bird and mammal life.
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Biome:Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Area:1,087,998 acres (440,297 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER