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Tree Species

Trees Species In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

African Brown Mahogany Tree

Trees species in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, African brown mahogany tree, Ceiba trees, Cecropia trees, Ebony tree species, Nature Walks in Bwindi forest. Bwindi impenetrable park has many equatorial rain forest trees and these trees can grow to a height of up to 55-75 feet, they form thick canopies, many trees have broad leaves and contain hardwood. Bwindi forest has a thick undergrowth which makes it hard to access hence its name Bwindi which means impassable or impenetrable.  Bwindi forest park boosts of a tree species count of about 163 different species including over 100 species of Afromontane trees. This park alone has about half of all the tree species in Uganda, some of these include African brown mahogany which is an endangered tree, Brazzzeia longipediliata. Ebony, ceiba tree, cecropia trees

This tree is also called khaya or I don’t know the tree. It belongs to the khaya genus.  This tree is a very large tree towering up to 65m tall with a straight trunk and grows in an area with fertile soils. This tree species is highly sought after by loggers due to its fine wood which is very beautiful for furniture making.

Ceiba Trees:

This is one of the tallest tree species in the Bwindi forest almost extending over the canopy. This tree species has enormous root structures that can be exposed above the ground

Cecropia Trees:

This species is one of the smaller trees in the forest. It produces long, plump fruits that are eaten by animals in the forest and its seeds are dispersed through the digestive system of animals.

Ebony tree species: This is a tall dark grey tree colored tree and it is usually covered with lichens and mosses. This tree also produces both male and female flowers at the same tree

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