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Plants - Flora of Kinabalu

Kinabalu is a hot spot of plant biodiversities. It is estimated between 5,000 to 6,000 vascular plant are found in this park. These plants which comprise of 200 families and 1000 genera made up 14 percent of the flora in the Malesia phytogeographical region or about 2.5 percent of the flora of the Earth.


711 documented species of orchids 

621 species of ferns 

27 species of Rhododendrons 

9 species of Nepenthaceae 

78 species of figs 

6 species of bamboo 

45 species of wild gingers 

81 species of palms 

2 species of Rafflesia 

unaccountable number of fungi, mosses, liverworth and lichens.