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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, 24 April 2019, we have 4,961 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 21,855 images for 2,703 species, of which 2,675 are native or naturalised and 28 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 Apr 2019 Tricalysia pallens
22 Apr 2019 Gloriosa superba
22 Apr 2019 Physotrichia heracleoides
22 Apr 2019 Parinari curatellifolia
22 Apr 2019 Croton macrostachyus
21 Apr 2019 Oldenlandia herbacea
21 Apr 2019 Chlorophytum andongense
21 Apr 2019 Antherotoma naudinii
19 Apr 2019 Stephania abyssinica var. abyssinica
18 Apr 2019 Satyrium coriophoroides

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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 24 April 2019

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