Botanical exploration of the coastal plain south of Maputo Bay, with an emphasis on the Licuati Forest Reserve
Named after the Maputo River that runs through it, Maputaland is a region of great scenic beauty and considerable botanical riches. Characteristic of the area are the high, north-south oriented dune cordons on the inland margin of the coastal plain that mark a succession of still stands and deposits during the regression of the Indian Ocean. The youngest of these dunes are probably 10 000-30 000 years old, making them some of the youngest geological formations in southern Africa. Maputaland is also a worldrenowned botanical ‘hotspot’ that was recognized by WWF/IUCN as a ‘Centre of Plant Endemism’ in 1992.
Veld & Flora
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- Biodiversidade Florestal
- Informações Gerais
- Diversidade biológica e cultural
- Reservas Florestais