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About the website

This site provides information about the flowering plants and ferns of Botswana. 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, 28 May 2017, we have 2,831 native or naturalised species in the database for Botswana. There are 10,761 images for 1,474 species, of which 1,474 are native or naturalised and 0 are purely cultivated.

The Site history page gives details of the latest additions to the site. 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 Apr 2017 Viscum verrucosum
22 Apr 2017 Viscum rotundifolium
14 Mar 2017 Habenaria kilimanjari
26 Feb 2017 Juncus oxycarpus
24 Feb 2017 Combretum psidioides
23 Feb 2017 Celosia trigyna
22 Feb 2017 Euphorbia crotonoides subsp. crotonoides
22 Feb 2017 Sida cordifolia subsp. maculata
15 Feb 2017 Trachyandra arvensis
11 Feb 2017 Chascanum hederaceum var. hederaceum

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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 Botswana: Home page., retrieved 28 May 2017

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