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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, Friday, 18 August 2017, we have 2,836 native or naturalised species in the database for Botswana. There are 10,960 images for 1,493 species, of which 1,493 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.

16 Aug 2017 Pleiotaxis eximia subsp. eximia
01 Aug 2017 Basananthe heterophylla
01 Aug 2017 Bulbine capitata
25 Jul 2017 Aloe lutescens
25 Jul 2017 Vigna luteola
19 Jul 2017 Syzygium guineense subsp. barotsense
08 Jul 2017 Hibiscus cannabinus
08 Jul 2017 Ipomoea dichroa
17 Jun 2017 Indigofera nummulariifolia
12 Jun 2017 Bacopa floribunda

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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 18 August 2017

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