Discovered the tallest tree in Africa

Обнаружено самое высокое дерево Африки

The height of the largest tree of Africa is 81.5 meters

Sapele is located on the slopes of Kilimanjaro.

Scientists found on the slopes of mount Kilimanjaro the tallest tree in Africa. As reported Biodiversity and Conservation, the height of the detected entandrofragma is 81.5 meters.

Sapele high growing at an altitude from 1400 to 2100 meters. It is the highest of African trees known to science. However, earlier scientists were sure that the trees do not exceed 55 meters.

Обнаружено самое высокое дерево Африки

Scientists 20 years, scientists have studied vegetation on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. Photo: link.springer.com

Note that the tallest tree of the Land at the moment is an evergreen Sequoia Hyperion, growing up in California. Its height – to 115.2 meters.

Earlier Корреспондент.net reported that the Malaysian island of Borneo, scientists have discovered the world’s tallest tropical tree.

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