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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, Wednesday, 19 February 2020, we have 5,018 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 24,413 images for 2,829 species, of which 2,795 are native or naturalised and 34 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.

13 Feb 2020 Grewia monticola
10 Feb 2020 Crotalaria cleomifolia
24 Jan 2020 Senecio hochstetteri
05 Jan 2020 Wajira grahamiana
25 Dec 2019 Vahlia dichotoma
25 Dec 2019 Cyrtanthus breviflorus
16 Dec 2019 Protea angolensis var. trichanthera
09 Nov 2019 Orthochilus thomsonii
09 Nov 2019 Olax obtusifolia
30 Oct 2019 Vigna pygmaea

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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 19 February 2020

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