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Flora in Comoros

Profuse vegetation grows in the rich soil of the volcanic island of Comoros. Comoros Flora has great similarity to the flora of Africa and Madagascar. The maritime tropical climate of the place fosters the growth of various species of Comoros Flora.
As the climate of the islands varies, diversity in the flora of Comoros can be observed. The habitats of the flora include the rain forests and mangrove forests expanding along the coasts of Comoros. However, the vegetation grows sparsely in the Grand Comore because of the lava flow. The other habitats of Flora of Comoros include:
  • Forests on Mount Karthala on Grande Comore
  • Forests on Mount Ntringui on Anjouan
  • Forests on Mount Koukoule on Moheli
About 900 plant species can be found in this region, out of which 416 are native. The plants families found in the islands of Comoros include:
  • Pittoscoraceae
  • Sapotaceae
  • Ebenaceae
  • Rubiaceae
  • Myrtaceae
  • Clusiaceae
  • Lauraceae
  • Burseraceae
  • Euphorbiaceae
  • Sterculiaceae
  • Celastracea

The native species of Comoros also include about 175 ferns and 72 species of orchids. A great variety of them can be easily found in the place. The natural habitats of the species are threatened due to volcanic eruptions and soil erosions. Deforestations aggravate the situation further. To preserve the different species of flora of Comoros, the government has taken various forests under conservation zone.