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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, Wednesday, 29 January 2020, we have 5,017 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 24,134 images for 2,820 species, of which 2,788 are native or naturalised and 32 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.

24 Jan 2020 Senecio hochstetteri
05 Jan 2020 Wajira grahamiana
25 Dec 2019 Vahlia dichotoma
25 Dec 2019 Cyrtanthus breviflorus
16 Dec 2019 Protea angolensis var. trichanthera
09 Nov 2019 Orthochilus thomsonii
09 Nov 2019 Olax obtusifolia
30 Oct 2019 Hypericum scioanum
30 Oct 2019 Polygala nyikensis
30 Oct 2019 Vigna pygmaea

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Malawi: Home page., retrieved 29 January 2020

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