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, Friday, 28 October 2016, we have 2826 native or naturalised species in the database for Botswana. There are 10203 images for 1407 species, of which 1407 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.

26 Oct 2016 Orbea carnosa subsp. keithii
25 Oct 2016 Crinum buphanoides
24 Oct 2016 Maerua juncea subsp. crustata
24 Oct 2016 Glinus lotoides var. virens
21 Oct 2016 Stylosanthes fruticosa
20 Oct 2016 Senna italica subsp. arachoides
19 Oct 2016 Catophractes alexandri
08 Oct 2016 Ceropegia lugardiae
04 Oct 2016 Antherotoma debilis
01 Oct 2016 Kleinia longiflora

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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 Botswana: Home page.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/index.php, retrieved 28 October 2016

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