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, 25 September 2016, we have 2808 native or naturalised species in the database for Botswana. There are 10071 images for 1403 species, of which 1403 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.

17 Sep 2016 Drimia indica
15 Sep 2016 Acacia hebeclada subsp. hebeclada
15 Sep 2016 Dipcadi marlothii
14 Sep 2016 Nerine laticoma
14 Sep 2016 Thamnosma rhodesica
14 Sep 2016 Gladiolus permeabilis subsp. edulis
14 Sep 2016 Limeum fenestratum var. fenestratum
14 Sep 2016 Limeum sulcatum var. sulcatum
11 Sep 2016 Euphorbia hirta
11 Sep 2016 Piaranthus atrosanguineus

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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 25 September 2016

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