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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, Sunday, 24 September 2017, we have 4,759 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 17,245 images for 2,372 species, of which 2,351 are native or naturalised and 21 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.

22 Sep 2017 Justicia scandens
22 Sep 2017 Orthosiphon schimperi
22 Sep 2017 Cayratia gracilis
18 Sep 2017 Sorghum versicolor
11 Sep 2017 Ficus lingua subsp. depauperata
11 Sep 2017 Tragiella natalensis
07 Sep 2017 Ficus bubu
07 Sep 2017 Laportea aestuans
06 Sep 2017 Oxygonum sinuatum
05 Sep 2017 Laportea mooreana

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Malawi: Home page., retrieved 24 September 2017

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