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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, Wednesday, 20 September 2017, we have 2,839 native or naturalised species in the database for Botswana. There are 11,121 images for 1,504 species, of which 1,504 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.

18 Sep 2017 Sorghum versicolor
06 Sep 2017 Eichhornia natans
06 Sep 2017 Lagarosiphon major
06 Sep 2017 Oxygonum sinuatum
05 Sep 2017 Crotalaria senegalensis
04 Sep 2017 Bidens biternata
04 Sep 2017 Acalypha ciliata
30 Aug 2017 Cyphostemma spinosopilosum
24 Aug 2017 Eragrostis lehmanniana
16 Aug 2017 Pleiotaxis eximia subsp. eximia

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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 20 September 2017

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