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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, 4 July 2020, we have 5,026 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 24,696 images for 2,846 species, of which 2,812 are native or naturalised and 34 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.

08 Jun 2020 Lobelia angolensis
09 May 2020 Achyrospermum cryptanthum
28 Apr 2020 Trifolium simense
19 Mar 2020 Barleria lactiflora
16 Mar 2020 Romulea camerooniana
11 Mar 2020 Oldenlandia corymbosa var. corymbosa
06 Mar 2020 Otomeria elatior
04 Mar 2020 Solanum anguivi
04 Mar 2020 Sphenostylis briartii
02 Mar 2020 Centrostigma papillosum

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Malawi: Home page., retrieved 4 July 2020

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