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, 1 October 2016, we have 4635 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 15601 images for 2206 species, of which 2188 are native or naturalised and 18 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.

27 Sep 2016 Oncoba welwitschii
15 Sep 2016 Mollugo nudicaulis
08 Sep 2016 Solanum chrysotrichum
04 Sep 2016 Swertia usambarensis var. curtioides
03 Sep 2016 Utricularia livida
24 Aug 2016 Haumaniastrum caeruleum
24 Aug 2016 Pergularia daemia subsp. barbata
24 Aug 2016 Brachystelma plocamoides
21 Aug 2016 Acacia seyal var. fistula
20 Aug 2016 Deinbollia borbonica

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Malawi: Home page.
http://www.malawiflora.com/index.php, retrieved 1 October 2016

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