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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, Friday, 21 July 2017, we have 4,728 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 16,727 images for 2,327 species, of which 2,308 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.

16 Jul 2017 Pterocarpus brenanii
08 Jul 2017 Ipomoea dichroa
08 Jul 2017 Hibiscus cannabinus
08 Jul 2017 Elephantopus scaber subsp. plurisetus var. plurisetus
23 Jun 2017 Microcoelia megalorrhiza
20 Jun 2017 Mollugo cerviana var. spathulifolia
20 Jun 2017 Grewia microcarpa
20 Jun 2017 Plectranthus gracilis
17 Jun 2017 Indigofera nummulariifolia
15 Jun 2017 Disa zombica

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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 21 July 2017

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