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Ormocarpum kirkiiOur current sample image is of Ormocarpum kirkii. 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, Wednesday, 20 February 2019, we have 4,953 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 20,908 images for 2,623 species, of which 2,599 are native or naturalised and 24 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.

12 Feb 2019 Tithonia diversifolia
29 Jan 2019 Phyllanthus arvensis
20 Jan 2019 Aeollanthus serpiculoides
16 Jan 2019 Brachystelma buchananii
09 Jan 2019 Gonatopus clavatus
09 Jan 2019 Satyrium rhynchantoides
06 Jan 2019 Brachycorythis rhodostachys
06 Jan 2019 Satyrium riparium
06 Jan 2019 Satyrium paludosum
06 Jan 2019 Eulophia coeloglossa

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Home page., retrieved 20 February 2019

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