List of families

Welcome to the main entry page. The purpose of this part of the site is to provide detailed information about the vascular plant species of the Malawi flora.

All families, genera and species which are purely cultivated in Malawi are excluded. Checklists of cultivated plants are available on the List of cultivated plants page.

There are 3 columns of information.

  1. The first column is a series of links to the families. Click on a link to enter the family pages.
  2. The purpose of the second column, which is headed 'Content', is to indicate in a simple way whether there is any content for that particular family. Specifically, it indicates whether the family description has been done and whether there is a sample image for the family.
  3. The third column provides links to the genera and species laid out in a checklist format.

It must be emphasised that, unlike the Zimbabwe flora site, the list of taxa on the Malawi site is significantly incomplete.

Click on a letter below to take you to the first family whose name begins with that letter.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Links to families:


A
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
AcanthaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
AchariaceaeFamily description Checklist
AdiantaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
AizoaceaeFamily description Checklist
AlangiaceaeFamily description Checklist
AlismataceaeFamily description Checklist
AlliaceaeFamily description Checklist
AmaranthaceaeFamily description Checklist
AmaryllidaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
AnacardiaceaeFamily description Checklist
AnemiaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
AnisophylleaceaeFamily description Checklist
AnnonaceaeFamily description Checklist
AnthericaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
AphloiaceaeFamily description Checklist
ApiaceaeFamily description Checklist
Apocynaceae subfamilies Apocynoideae and RauvolfioideaeFamily description Checklist
Apocynaceae subfamilies Asclepiadoideae and SecamonoideaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
Apocynaceae subfamily PeriplocoideaeFamily description Checklist
AponogetonaceaeFamily description Checklist
AquifoliaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
AraceaeFamily description Checklist
AraliaceaeFamily description Checklist
ArecaceaeFamily description Checklist
AristolochiaceaeFamily description Checklist
AsparagaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
AsphodelaceaeFamily description Checklist
AspleniaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
AsteraceaeFamily description Checklist

B
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
BalanitaceaeFamily description Checklist
BalanophoraceaeFamily description Checklist
BalsaminaceaeFamily description Checklist
BasellaceaeFamily description Checklist
BegoniaceaeFamily description Checklist
BehniaceaeFamily description Checklist
BerberidaceaeFamily description Checklist
BignoniaceaeFamily description Checklist
BlechnaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
BombacaceaeFamily description Checklist
BoraginaceaeFamily description Checklist
BrassicaceaeFamily description Checklist
BurmanniaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
BurseraceaeFamily description Checklist
BuxaceaeFamily description Checklist

C
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
CactaceaeFamily description Checklist
CampanulaceaeFamily description Checklist
CanellaceaeFamily description Checklist
CannabaceaeFamily description Checklist
CannaceaeFamily description Checklist
CapparaceaeFamily description Checklist
CaricaceaeFamily description Checklist
CaryophyllaceaeFamily description Checklist
CelastraceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
CeratophyllaceaeFamily description Checklist
ChrysobalanaceaeFamily description Checklist
ClusiaceaeFamily description Checklist
ColchicaceaeFamily description Checklist
CombretaceaeFamily description Checklist
CommelinaceaeFamily description Checklist
ConnaraceaeFamily description Checklist
ConvolvulaceaeFamily description Checklist
CornaceaeFamily description Checklist
CrassulaceaeFamily description Checklist
CucurbitaceaeFamily description Checklist
CupressaceaeFamily description Checklist
CyatheaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
CyperaceaeFamily description Checklist

D
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
DennstaedtiaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
DichapetalaceaeFamily description Checklist
DioscoreaceaeFamily description Checklist
DipsacaceaeFamily description Checklist
DipterocarpaceaeFamily description Checklist
DracaenaceaeFamily description Checklist
DroseraceaeFamily description Checklist
DryopteridaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist

E
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
EbenaceaeFamily description Checklist
EquisetaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
EricaceaeFamily description Checklist
EriocaulaceaeFamily description Checklist
EriospermaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
ErythroxylaceaeFamily description Checklist
EuphorbiaceaeFamily description Checklist

F
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
Fabaceae subfamily CaesalpinioideaeFamily description Checklist
Fabaceae subfamily MimosoideaeFamily description Checklist
Fabaceae subfamily PapilionoideaeFamily description Checklist

G
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
GelsemiaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
GentianaceaeFamily description Checklist
GeraniaceaeFamily description Checklist
GerrardinaceaeFamily description Checklist
GesneriaceaeFamily description Checklist
GisekiaceaeFamily description Checklist
GleicheniaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist

H
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
HaloragaceaeFamily description Checklist
HamamelidaceaeFamily description Checklist
HernandiaceaeFamily description Checklist
HeteropyxidaceaeFamily description Checklist
HyacinthaceaeFamily description Checklist
HydrocharitaceaeFamily description Checklist
HydrostachyaceaeFamily description Checklist
HymenophyllaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
HypoxidaceaeFamily description Checklist

I
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
IcacinaceaeFamily description Checklist
IridaceaeFamily description Checklist
IsoetaceaeFamily description Checklist
IteaceaeFamily description Checklist
IxonanthaceaeFamily description Checklist

J
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
JuncaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
JuncaginaceaeFamily description Checklist

K
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
KirkiaceaeFamily description Checklist

L
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
LamiaceaeFamily description Checklist
LauraceaeFamily description Checklist
LentibulariaceaeFamily description Checklist
LinaceaeFamily description Checklist
LinderniaceaeFamily description Checklist
LindsaeaceaeFamily description Checklist
LoganiaceaeFamily description Checklist
LomariopsidaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
LoranthaceaeFamily description Checklist
LycopodiaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
LygodiaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
LythraceaeFamily description Checklist

M
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
MalpighiaceaeFamily description Checklist
MalvaceaeFamily description Checklist
MarattiaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
MarsileaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
MelastomataceaeFamily description Checklist
MeliaceaeFamily description Checklist
MelianthaceaeFamily description Checklist
MenispermaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
MenyanthaceaeFamily description Checklist
MolluginaceaeFamily description Checklist
MonimiaceaeFamily description Checklist
MoraceaeFamily description Checklist
MusaceaeFamily description Checklist
MyricaceaeFamily description Checklist
MyrothamnaceaeFamily description Checklist
MyrsinaceaeFamily description Checklist
MyrtaceaeFamily description Checklist

N
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
NajadaceaeFamily description Checklist
NephrolepidaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
NyctaginaceaeFamily description Checklist
NymphaeaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist

O
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
OchnaceaeFamily description Checklist
OlacaceaeFamily description Checklist
OleaceaeFamily description Checklist
OleandraceaeFamily description Checklist
OliniaceaeFamily description Checklist
OnagraceaeFamily description Checklist
OphioglossaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
OpiliaceaeFamily description Checklist
OrchidaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
OrobanchaceaeFamily description Checklist
OsmundaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
OxalidaceaeFamily description Checklist

P
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
PapaveraceaeFamily description Checklist
ParkeriaceaeFamily description Checklist
PassifloraceaeFamily description Checklist
PedaliaceaeFamily description Checklist
PentaphylacaceaeFamily description Checklist
PeraceaeFamily description Checklist
PhrymaceaeFamily description Checklist
PhyllanthaceaeFamily description Checklist
PhytolaccaceaeFamily description Checklist
PinaceaeFamily description Checklist
PiperaceaeFamily description Checklist
PittosporaceaeFamily description Checklist
PlantaginaceaeFamily description Checklist
PlumbaginaceaeFamily description Checklist
PoaceaeFamily description Checklist
PodocarpaceaeFamily description Checklist
PodostemaceaeFamily description Checklist
PolygalaceaeFamily description Checklist
PolygonaceaeFamily description Checklist
PolypodiaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
PontederiaceaeFamily description Checklist
PortulacaceaeFamily description Checklist
PotamogetonaceaeFamily description Checklist
PrimulaceaeFamily description Checklist
ProteaceaeFamily description Checklist
PsilotaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
PteridaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
PutranjivaceaeFamily description Checklist

R
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
RafflesiaceaeFamily description Checklist
RanunculaceaeFamily description Checklist
RestionaceaeFamily description Checklist
RhamnaceaeFamily description Checklist
RhizophoraceaeFamily description Checklist
RosaceaeFamily description Checklist
RubiaceaeFamily description Checklist
RutaceaeFamily description Checklist

S
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
SalicaceaeFamily description Checklist
SalvadoraceaeFamily description Checklist
SalviniaceaeFamily description Checklist
SantalaceaeFamily description Checklist
SapindaceaeFamily description Checklist
SapotaceaeFamily description Checklist
SchizaeaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
ScrophulariaceaeFamily description Checklist
SelaginellaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
SimaroubaceaeFamily description Checklist
SinopteridaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
SmilacaceaeFamily description Checklist
SolanaceaeFamily description Checklist
SphenocleaceaeFamily description Checklist
SterculiaceaeFamily description Checklist
StilbaceaeFamily description Checklist

T
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
TecophilaeaceaeFamily description Checklist
TectariaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
TheaceaeFamily description Checklist
ThelypteridaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
ThymelaeaceaeFamily description Checklist
TiliaceaeFamily description Checklist
TrapaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist
TurneraceaeFamily description Checklist
TyphaceaeFamily description Checklist

U
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
UlmaceaeFamily description Checklist
UrticaceaeFamily description Checklist

V
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
VahliaceaeFamily description Checklist
ValerianaceaeFamily description Checklist
VelloziaceaeFamily description Checklist
VerbenaceaeFamily description Checklist
ViolaceaeFamily description Checklist
ViscaceaeFamily description Checklist
VitaceaeFamily description Checklist

W
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
WoodsiaceaeFamily description, Sample image Checklist

X
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
XyridaceaeFamily description Checklist

Z
FamilyContentDisplay checklist
ZamiaceaeFamily description Checklist
ZingiberaceaeFamily description Checklist
ZygophyllaceaeFamily description Checklist

No. of families found: 229


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: Species data: List of families.
http://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/index.php, retrieved 21 July 2017

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