Some of the Botanical Wonders of Guyana

The 1969 Seven Ponds - Botanical Gardens, Georgetown

The 1969 Seven Ponds – Botanical Gardens, Georgetown

Some of the Botanical Wonders of Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock

With over its 80% unspoiled rainforest, Guyana is a hothouse of interest at every turn to botanist. To each region, distinct plant associations are found according to the differences of soil and its formation. From the alluvial flat coastal plains that slowly rises to the rich vegetation covered sand dunes, river valleys, wet savannahs, hills and untouched mountains, the transition from one region to another is for the most part gradual and is never so abrupt that distinct zones of flora are defined.  

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