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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, Thursday, 27 February 2020, we have 2,874 native or naturalised species in the database for Botswana. There are 14,214 images for 1,576 species, of which 1,576 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.

20 Feb 2020 Phyla nodiflora
23 Jan 2020 Jamesbrittenia aurantiaca
10 Jan 2020 Tridentea marientalensis subsp. marientalensis
07 Jan 2020 Jatropha erythropoda
30 Oct 2019 Vigna pygmaea
19 Sep 2019 Eustachys paspaloides
16 Sep 2019 Rhigozum zambesiacum
15 Aug 2019 Eulophia schweinfurthii
03 Aug 2019 Eragrostis aethiopica
03 Aug 2019 Eragrostis cylindriflora

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Botswana: Home page., retrieved 27 February 2020

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