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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, 17 December 2017, we have 2,843 native or naturalised species in the database for Botswana. There are 11,308 images for 1,513 species, of which 1,513 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.

14 Nov 2017 Indigofera ormocarpoides
08 Nov 2017 Ancylobotrys capensis
19 Oct 2017 Schotia brachypetala
17 Oct 2017 Kohautia caespitosa subsp. brachyloba
15 Oct 2017 Nymphoides forbesiana
07 Oct 2017 Brachiaria serrata
07 Oct 2017 Rotheca wildii
06 Oct 2017 Trianthema salsoloides var. transvaalensis
04 Oct 2017 Urochloa trichopus
04 Oct 2017 Setaria sphacelata

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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 17 December 2017

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