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, Tuesday, 30 August 2016, we have 4623 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 15479 images for 2195 species, of which 2177 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.

24 Aug 2016 Brachystelma plocamoides
24 Aug 2016 Haumaniastrum caeruleum
24 Aug 2016 Pergularia daemia subsp. barbata
21 Aug 2016 Acacia seyal var. fistula
20 Aug 2016 Deinbollia borbonica
08 Aug 2016 Curculigo pilosa
06 Aug 2016 Helichrysum membranaceum
05 Aug 2016 Helichrysum kilimanjari
05 Aug 2016 Psydrax kraussioides
04 Aug 2016 Helichrysum mechowianum var. ceres

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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 30 August 2016

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