Location: Kasanka National Park Zambia

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1230C2, 1230C1

Country: Zambia

Habitat: The park is dominated by woodland and has a great variety of rniombo formations.

Altitude range: c. 1200 m

Annual rainfall: 851-950 mm

Location (short): The park lies on the edge of Bangweulu basin to the west of the Serenje-Samfya road.

Location (detailed): National Park no. 10, gazetted 1972. 390 sq km. Serenje District. The park lies on the edge of Bangweulu basin to the west of the Serenje-Samfya road.

Description

The park is dominated by woodland and has a great variety of rniombo formations including some interesting areas of dwarf Brachystegia stipulata over deposits of bauxite. There are also areas of lake basin chipya and small patches of dry evergreen forest in which typical species are Dialium angolense, Embelia schmitzii, Strychnos matopensis, Parinari excelsa and Entandrophragma delevoyi. There is some particularly rich riparian forest and mushitu with trees such as Parkiafilicoidea, Diospyros mespiliformis and some exceptionally large specimens of Erythrophleum suaveolens and Khaya (nyasica) anthotheca. The swamp and riverine vegetation is rich in wetland grasses and sedges. The area has an unusually high number of pans as well as some papyrus swamp, dambos and floodplains which attract high densities of game animals.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Location details: Kasanka National Park Zambia .
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=99, retrieved 24 October 2017

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