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, Thursday, 1 September 2016, we have 2804 native or naturalised species in the database for Botswana. There are 9976 images for 1396 species, of which 1396 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.

27 Aug 2016 Huernia longituba
26 Aug 2016 Ruelliopsis setosa
26 Aug 2016 Macroptilium atropurpureum
26 Aug 2016 Gnaphalium purpureum
26 Aug 2016 Leucas capensis
26 Aug 2016 Sebaea pentandra var. burchellii
26 Aug 2016 Geigeria acaulis
22 Aug 2016 Chenopodium carinatum
22 Aug 2016 Plukenetia africana
22 Aug 2016 Cyathula lanceolata

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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 1 September 2016

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