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Brachystephanus africanus var. africanusOur current sample image is of Brachystephanus africanus var. 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, Saturday, 17 March 2018, we have 4,798 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 18,374 images for 2,440 species, of which 2,417 are native or naturalised and 23 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.

17 Mar 2018 Tephrosia purpurea subsp. leptostachya
11 Mar 2018 Caperonia fistulosa
10 Mar 2018 Treculia africana subsp. africana var. africana
01 Mar 2018 Polysphaeria dischistocalyx
28 Feb 2018 Aeschynomene cristata var. cristata
09 Feb 2018 Ampelocissus obtusata subsp. kirkiana
09 Feb 2018 Tephrosia vogelii
09 Feb 2018 Faurea saligna
12 Jan 2018 Eulophia monticola
10 Jan 2018 Dioscorea hirtiflora subsp. pedicellata

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Malawi: Home page., retrieved 17 March 2018

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