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Pittosporum viridiflorum var. viridiflorumOur current sample image is of Pittosporum viridiflorum var. viridiflorum. 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, Monday, 25 March 2019, we have 4,957 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 21,342 images for 2,654 species, of which 2,626 are native or naturalised and 28 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 Mar 2019 Bulbophyllum josephi
24 Mar 2019 Bulbophyllum sandersonii subsp. sandersonii
24 Mar 2019 Cynorkis debilis
24 Mar 2019 Disperis anthoceros
24 Mar 2019 Rangaeris muscicola
24 Mar 2019 Disa saxicola
24 Mar 2019 Liparis bowkeri
24 Mar 2019 Tylophora erubescens
24 Mar 2019 Cyrtorchis crassifolia
23 Mar 2019 Habenaria clavata

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Home page., retrieved 25 March 2019

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