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Pterocarpus angolensisOur current sample image is of Pterocarpus angolensis. Click on the thumbnail image to see the full image or click on the species name to find out more.
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About the website

This site provides information about the flowering plants and ferns of Malawi. This is one of 6 e-floras which cover the Flora Zambesiaca area in south-central Africa. Five countries are now covered, namely Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The 6th e-flora deals with the Caprivi Strip, which is part of Namibia.

The principal contributors to the site are Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings, Meg Coates Palgrave and Mark Hyde.

As of today, Sunday, 22 January 2017, we have 4,662 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 16,009 images for 2,242 species, of which 2,223 are native or naturalised and 19 are purely cultivated.

The Site history page gives an overview of site development. There is also a Frequently Asked Questions page.

View recently edited pages

As a guide to where to look for new content, below are details of some of the most recently updated pages. Further recently updated species may be found on this page.

22 Jan 2017 Sesuvium nyasicum
17 Jan 2017 Fockea multiflora
15 Jan 2017 Cyperus hemisphaericus
15 Jan 2017 Lycianthes rantonnetii
27 Dec 2016 Tapinanthus forbesii
11 Dec 2016 Cyrtorchis praetermissa subsp. praetermissa
10 Dec 2016 Agelanthus zizyphifolius subsp. vittatus
04 Nov 2016 Clematis brachiata
04 Nov 2016 Tecomaria capensis subsp. nyassae
04 Nov 2016 Begonia oxyloba

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Malawi: Home page., retrieved 22 January 2017

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