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Lipocarpha rehmanniiOur current sample image is of Lipocarpha rehmannii. 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, Saturday, 27 May 2017, we have 4,674 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 16,387 images for 2,287 species, of which 2,269 are native or naturalised and 18 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.

26 Feb 2017 Juncus oxycarpus
24 Feb 2017 Combretum psidioides
23 Feb 2017 Celosia trigyna
22 Feb 2017 Euphorbia crotonoides subsp. crotonoides
22 Feb 2017 Sida cordifolia subsp. maculata
16 Feb 2017 Agelanthus fuellebornii
11 Feb 2017 Stathmostelma spectabile subsp. spectabile
11 Feb 2017 Stereospermum kunthianum
10 Feb 2017 Dipcadi viride
08 Feb 2017 Phyllanthus ovalifolius

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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 27 May 2017

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