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Bombax rhodognaphalonOur current sample image is of Bombax rhodognaphalon. 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, 22 September 2020, we have 5,034 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 24,857 images for 2,857 species, of which 2,822 are native or naturalised and 35 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.

03 Sep 2020 Hedythyrsus thamnoideus
29 Aug 2020 Cynanchum praecox
29 Aug 2020 Ceropegia papillata
29 Aug 2020 Disa longilabris
19 Aug 2020 Telosma africana
14 Aug 2020 Desmodium ospriostreblum
08 Aug 2020 Pycnosphaera buchananii
16 Jul 2020 Macledium sessiliflorum
16 Jul 2020 Ipomoea shirambensis
10 Jul 2020 Hedbergia abyssinica

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Malawi: Home page., retrieved 22 September 2020

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