Papua New Guinea - Flora and fauna

The flora of Papua New Guinea is rich and varied, with habitats ranging from tidal swamps at sea level to alpine conditions. In low-lying coastal areas, various species of mangroves form the main vegetation, together with the beautiful casuarina, sago, and palm. Most of the country is covered by tropical and savanna rain forest, in which valuable trees such as kwila and cedar are found. Orchids, lilies, ferns, and creepers abound in the rain forests. There are large stands of pine at elevations of 910 to 1,220 m (3,000–4,000 ft). At the highest altitudes, mosses, lichens, and other alpine flora prevail.

Papua New Guinea supports a great diversity of bird life. About 650 breeding species have been recognized. Papua New Guinea is the major center for a number of bird families, particularly the bird of paradise, bower bird, cassowary, kingfisher, and parrot. There are about 222 species of mammals, many nocturnal, of which rodent and marsupial orders predominate. Butterflies of Papua New Guinea are world famous for their size and vivid coloring.

Also read article about Papua New Guinea from Wikipedia

User Contributions:

Report this comment as inappropriate
Aug 7, 2007 @ 1:01 am
i think it's faboulous i got all of my info of here
Report this comment as inappropriate
Oct 14, 2009 @ 4:16 pm
wow i cant belive i got all my info here for my project and i got a 100 yeaaaaaaaa :)
Report this comment as inappropriate
Nov 6, 2010 @ 11:23 pm
Awesome info. doesnt look like much but those 2 paragraphs contain ALOT! and i got an A+ yes!
Report this comment as inappropriate
Oct 18, 2011 @ 12:00 am
flora and fauna papua is very amazing...i want more information. and i got at A
Report this comment as inappropriate
Feb 9, 2013 @ 9:21 pm
This really helped! I got all the info I needed for my homework here! Thank you so much!
Report this comment as inappropriate
Sep 14, 2017 @ 9:21 pm
the best info ive heard since forever. i got the best in the class. i love this website. if i need info on animals and plants ill come here. Thanks to the encyclpedia of the nations.
Report this comment as inappropriate
Jan 31, 2020 @ 9:09 am
got the highest grade in my class with this!!! love it!

Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: