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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, Tuesday, 12 December 2017, we have 4,770 native or naturalised species in the database for Malawi. There are 17,529 images for 2,396 species, of which 2,373 are native or naturalised and 23 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.

14 Nov 2017 Indigofera ormocarpoides
12 Nov 2017 Zehneria microsperma
12 Nov 2017 Nervilia bicarinata
05 Nov 2017 Halleria elliptica
25 Oct 2017 Impatiens irvingii
24 Oct 2017 Plectranthus stenophyllus
23 Oct 2017 Otomeria elatior
17 Oct 2017 Kohautia caespitosa subsp. brachyloba
16 Oct 2017 Exacum oldenlandioides
13 Oct 2017 Abutilon indicum subsp. guineense

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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 12 December 2017

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