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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, Sunday, 19 May 2019, we have 4,959 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 22,405 images for 2,734 species, of which 2,705 are native or naturalised and 29 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 May 2019 Heteromorpha involucrata
16 May 2019 Plectranthus masukensis var. masukensis
16 May 2019 Chrysophyllum gorungosanum
16 May 2019 Indigofera goetzei
15 May 2019 Gerbera ambigua
15 May 2019 Tagetes minuta
14 May 2019 Ochna stolzii
14 May 2019 Spilanthes mauritiana
13 May 2019 Murdannia simplex
13 May 2019 Psychotria pumila var. pumila

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Home page., retrieved 19 May 2019

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