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Africa's tallest trees draw world's interests

Created by Jie Zhang

Created on 30.11.2016 09:57:16, last update on 30.11.2016 09:57:16.

While world records of tree heights were mostly set by American, Australian or
Asian tree species, lately in our study we show that Entandrophragma excelsum (Meliaceae), Africa’s tallest indigenous tree – measuring a whopping 81.5 metres, found in a remote valley at Kilimanjaro, has to be included in the list of the world’s superlative trees. Estimating tree age from growth rates monitored by high resolution dendrometry indicates that tall individuals may reach more than 470 years of age.

Learn more here: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/africas-tallest-tree-discovered-towering-continents-highest-mountain

You can also find the article under our list of publications here: https://www.kilimanjaro.biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de/Publication/JournalArticles.aspx

This latest finding has draw world wide interests, not only from academic world, but from media too. Find out the news report here:


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