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Behnia reticulataOur current sample image is of Behnia reticulata. 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, 17 July 2018, we have 4,814 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 19,131 images for 2,470 species, of which 2,447 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.

10 Jul 2018 Crotalaria steudneri
26 Jun 2018 Vernonia bellinghamii
24 Jun 2018 Spermacoce filifolia
19 Jun 2018 Hibiscus ludwigii
14 Jun 2018 Alysicarpus rugosus subsp. perennirufus
13 Jun 2018 Barleria crassa subsp. crassa
13 Jun 2018 Cineraria mazoensis var. mazoensis
30 May 2018 Phyllanthus nummulariifolius
29 May 2018 Oplismenus undulatifolius
29 May 2018 Oplismenus hirtellus

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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 July 2018

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