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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, Sunday, 21 April 2019, we have 4,961 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 21,827 images for 2,700 species, of which 2,672 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.

19 Apr 2019 Stephania abyssinica var. abyssinica
18 Apr 2019 Satyrium coriophoroides
17 Apr 2019 Gladiolus bellus
17 Apr 2019 Habenaria schimperiana
17 Apr 2019 Streptocarpus milanjianus
17 Apr 2019 Anthospermum usambarense
17 Apr 2019 Buchnera quadrifaria
17 Apr 2019 Habenaria hologlossa
17 Apr 2019 Buchnera cryptocephala var. cryptocephala
15 Apr 2019 Satyrium shirense

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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 21 April 2019

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