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Gyrocarpus americanus subsp. africanusOur current sample image is of Gyrocarpus americanus subsp. africanus. 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, Tuesday, 27 October 2020, we have 5,037 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 24,961 images for 2,869 species, of which 2,833 are native or naturalised and 36 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.

27 Oct 2020 Acanthus ueleensis
27 Oct 2020 Impatiens sylvicola
27 Oct 2020 Tabernaemontana stapfiana
16 Oct 2020 Polystachya dendrobiiflora
13 Oct 2020 Neobolusia stolzii var. stolzii
06 Oct 2020 Asclepias palustris
01 Oct 2020 Gnidia fastigiata
27 Sep 2020 Berkheya bipinnatifida subsp. echinopsoides var. echinopsoides
24 Sep 2020 Holothrix tridactylites
23 Sep 2020 Monactinocephalus shirensis

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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 27 October 2020

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