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Hibiscus diversifolius subsp. rivularisOur current sample image is of Hibiscus diversifolius subsp. rivularis. 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, Sunday, 22 September 2019, we have 5,005 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 23,360 images for 2,791 species, of which 2,759 are native or naturalised and 32 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.

19 Sep 2019 Eustachys paspaloides
18 Sep 2019 Cayratia gracilis
18 Sep 2019 Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia
17 Sep 2019 Lagenaria breviflora
15 Sep 2019 Disa baurii
15 Sep 2019 Crassula globularioides
15 Sep 2019 Moraea schimperi
14 Sep 2019 Diplolophium buchananii subsp. buchananii
11 Sep 2019 Lepidotrichilia volkensii
07 Sep 2019 Aerangis verdickii var. verdickii

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Home page., retrieved 22 September 2019

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