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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, Monday, 16 December 2019, we have 5,017 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 23,709 images for 2,810 species, of which 2,778 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.

09 Nov 2019 Olax obtusifolia
09 Nov 2019 Orthochilus thomsonii
30 Oct 2019 Vigna pygmaea
30 Oct 2019 Hypericum scioanum
30 Oct 2019 Polygala nyikensis
30 Oct 2019 Vigna phoenix
27 Oct 2019 Cyathea thomsonii
27 Oct 2019 Erica benguelensis var. benguelensis
27 Oct 2019 Craterostigma nummulariifolium
13 Oct 2019 Spermacoce subvulgata var. subvulgata

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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 16 December 2019

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