Mount Tujuh

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Mount Tujuh
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Highest point
Elevation 2,732 m (8,963 ft)
Coordinates 1°40′29″S 101°25′30″E / 1.67472°S 101.42500°E / -1.67472; 101.42500Coordinates: 1°40′29″S 101°25′30″E / 1.67472°S 101.42500°E / -1.67472; 101.42500
Geography
Location Sumatra, Indonesia
Parent range Barisan Mountains
Geology
Mountain type Caldera
Mount Tujuh is located in Sumatra Topography
Mount Tujuh

Mount Tujuh (Indonesian: Gunung Tujuh) is a caldera volcano in the Barisan Mountains of Sumatra. It has seven (tujuh) peaks, of which only three have been climbed.[1] Mount Tujuh has a large caldera lake at its centre, Lake Gunung Tujuh. It is located within Kerinci Seblat National Park.

The mountain supports one of only three known wild populations of the tropical pitcher plant Nepenthes aristolochioides.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarke, C.M. 2001. Nepenthes of Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu.
  2. ^ McPherson, S.R. 2009. Pitcher Plants of the Old World. 2 volumes. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.