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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, 26 September 2020, we have 5,035 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 24,888 images for 2,861 species, of which 2,826 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.

24 Sep 2020 Holothrix tridactylites
23 Sep 2020 Monactinocephalus shirensis
22 Sep 2020 Kalanchoe elizae
03 Sep 2020 Hedythyrsus thamnoideus
29 Aug 2020 Disa longilabris
29 Aug 2020 Cynanchum praecox
29 Aug 2020 Ceropegia papillata
19 Aug 2020 Telosma africana
14 Aug 2020 Desmodium ospriostreblum
08 Aug 2020 Pycnosphaera buchananii

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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 26 September 2020

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