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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, Saturday, 27 February 2021, we have 5,055 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 25,336 images for 2,896 species, of which 2,860 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.

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.

25 Feb 2021 Thesium goetzeanum
05 Jan 2021 Pleurolobus salicifolius var. salicifolius
04 Jan 2021 Ceropegia stenoloba var. schliebenii
03 Jan 2021 Lactuca calophylla
02 Jan 2021 Lippia plicata
22 Dec 2020 Schizocarphus nervosus
18 Dec 2020 Costus macranthus
16 Dec 2020 Wurmbea tenuis subsp. goetzei
04 Dec 2020 Cheilanthes multifida
30 Nov 2020 Fadogiella stigmatoloba

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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., retrieved 27 February 2021

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