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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, Tuesday, 16 July 2019, we have 2,866 native or naturalised species in the database for Botswana. There are 13,744 images for 1,567 species, of which 1,567 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.

13 Jul 2019 Salvadora persica var. persica
13 Jul 2019 Maerua parvifolia
13 Jul 2019 Boscia foetida subsp. rehmanniana
13 Jul 2019 Salvadora australis
09 Jul 2019 Lessertia benguellensis
03 Jul 2019 Microchloa kunthii
30 May 2019 Vangueria proschii
30 May 2019 Vangueria cyanescens
11 Apr 2019 Ammocharis tinneana
25 Mar 2019 Habenaria epipactidea

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Home page., retrieved 16 July 2019

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