Location: La Rochelle, Hotel and Botanic Garden

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Photo: Petra Ballings
La Rochelle Hotel

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Photo: Petra Ballings
Front lawn at La Rochelle Hotel

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Photo: Petra Ballings
Frangipani and other ornamental trees in front of La Rochelle Hotel

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Photo: Petra Ballings
Path through the forest-like part of La Rochelle Botanic Garden

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Photo: Petra Ballings
One of the many water features in La Rochelle Botanic Garden

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Photo: Petra Ballings
Cathy Sharp and Bart at La Rochelle Botanic Garden

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Small waterfall in the forest part of La Rochelle Botanic Garden

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Scadoxus pole-evansii flowering at La Rochelle Botanic Garden

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1832D3

Country: Zimbabwe

Habitat: Miombo woodland on a hillside, disturbed areas and park-like landscapes with streams and ponds

Altitude range: 1180 - 1260 m

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Most of the surrounding areas of the La Rochelle Hotel are taken up by both open and more or less densely wooded park-like landscapes of the Botanic Garden with a wide array of planted trees, shrubs and herbaceous species, both exotic and native. The relatively high rainfall and numerous water features in the form of dams, ponds, streams and waterfalls, have created an evergreen, forested landscape with many Eastern Highlands species thriving.
Behind the hotel, a hillside of mixed Miombo woodland is a still largely intact and undisturbed but closer to the Hotel and along the Mbiza Valley road many alien plants have become naturalised, including some more unusual species such as Amphilophium crucigerum (Bignoniaceae).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Location details: La Rochelle, Hotel and Botanic Garden.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=74, retrieved 22 April 2024

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