The Vegetation of the South-West Mau Forest

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1963
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Kerfoot, O.
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In 1946 the Coryndon Museum sponsored an expedition to the Mau Forest with the primary object of obtaining specimens of rare animals. One of the members, P. R. O. Bally also made a collection of over 250 plants, and his observations on the habitat are included in the published results of the expedition (Bally 1946). Toschi (ibid.), also has some pertinent remarks to make about the ecological environment of the Mau and its faunal affinity with the tropical rain forest. He suggested that the area embraces one of the largest remnants of the "primeval"' forest in Kenya where both tropical and temperate vegetation may be found; the former in habitats similar to those now generally restricted to Western Africa and the Congo Basin.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 29 (4), p. 295-318