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, Friday, 28 October 2016, we have 4658 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 15737 images for 2219 species, of which 2201 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 Oct 2016 Rothmannia engleriana
26 Oct 2016 Elaeodendron schlechterianum
24 Oct 2016 Blepharis acanthodioides
22 Oct 2016 Euphorbia goetzei
18 Oct 2016 Justicia protracta
14 Oct 2016 Eriospermum kirkii
11 Oct 2016 Plectranthus djalonensis
04 Oct 2016 Antherotoma debilis
01 Oct 2016 Ficus glumosa
01 Oct 2016 Heteropyxis dehniae

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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 28 October 2016

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