Included here are the upland zones of the African mountains (Afro-Alpine) and so far includes the Aberdare Range, Mount Elgon, Mount Cameroon, Mount Kenya, Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Ruwenzori Mountains and the Virunga Volcanoes. In the biogeographic system used in this web-site many of these mountains (with the exception of Mount Cameroon) are in the Somalo-Ethiopian biozone.
Of the endemic and near endemic vascular plants so far recorded there are about 260 species in 110 genera and 50 families. There is 1 genus (Hypseochloa) endemic to Mount Cameroon (marked red) but no endemic families.
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