The rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo contain over 11,000 different species of plants, including over 1,100 that are unique to Congo's rainforests. In comparison, nearby Cameroon's rainforests contain 8,000, and South America's Amazon rainforest contains a whopping 40,000 plant species, leaving the Congo somewhere in the middle. (stats from WWF)
Some of the more interesting plant species that reside in Congo's rainforests include:
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