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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, Monday, 21 May 2018, we have 4,806 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 18,898 images for 2,456 species, of which 2,433 are native or naturalised and 23 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.

20 May 2018 Vigna unguiculata
19 May 2018 Combretum pisoniiflorum
18 May 2018 Euclea natalensis subsp. obovata
16 May 2018 Rhynchosia divaricata
16 May 2018 Chlorophytum sphacelatum var. milanjianum
10 May 2018 Sclerochiton kirkii
26 Apr 2018 Pupalia micrantha
15 Apr 2018 Indigofera rhynchocarpa var. rhynchocarpa
24 Mar 2018 Hibiscus caesius
22 Mar 2018 Euphorbia mossambicensis

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Malawi: Home page., retrieved 21 May 2018

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