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Crotalaria sphaerocarpa subsp. sphaerocarpaOur current sample image is of Crotalaria sphaerocarpa subsp. sphaerocarpa. 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, 29 November 2021, we have 5,066 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 25,725 images for 2,927 species, of which 2,891 are native or naturalised and 36 are purely cultivated.

The Site history page gives an overview of site development. There is also a Frequently Asked Questions page.

Flora Zambesiaca

FZ volumes

The Flora Zambesiaca project has been the principal source of information for our project, particularly the keys, descriptions and images. It has been an invaluable tool to enable us to identify the many plant specimens we have recorded and collected and has been one of the most important sources to teach us the botanical skills we have acquired.

Further information about Flora Zambesiaca can be found at this link.

The picture shows the much-used and now dog-eared volumes which accompany us on our field trips.

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.

DateSpecies
23 Sep 2021 Jasminum dichotomum
08 Aug 2021 Ischaemum afrum
23 Jun 2021 Ipomoea barteri var. barteri
09 Mar 2021 Habenaria galactantha
02 Mar 2021 Searsia pyroides var. gracilis
27 Feb 2021 Humularia descampsii var. abercornensis
25 Feb 2021 Thesium goetzeanum
05 Jan 2021 Pleurolobus salicifolius var. salicifolius
04 Jan 2021 Ceropegia stenoloba var. schliebenii
03 Jan 2021 Lactuca calophylla

Mark Hyde

 

Bart Wursten

 

Petra Ballings

 

Meg Coates Palgrave

mahyde(at)gmail.com

 

btwursten(at)gmail.com

 

ballings.petra(at)telenet.be

 

megcp(at)zol.co.zw

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Home page.
https://www.malawiflora.com/index.php, retrieved 29 November 2021

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