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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, Monday, 1 March 2021, we have 2,872 native or naturalised species in the database for Botswana. There are 14,729 images for 1,609 species, of which 1,608 are native or naturalised and 1 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.

28 Feb 2021 Rhynchosia stipitata
25 Feb 2021 Thesium goetzeanum
09 Jan 2021 Denekia capensis
08 Jan 2021 Stathmostelma fornicatum subsp. fornicatum
07 Jan 2021 Ochna inermis
05 Jan 2021 Pleurolobus salicifolius var. salicifolius
31 Dec 2020 Salvia runcinata
05 Dec 2020 Cyphostemma omburense
01 Dec 2020 Asystasia retrocarpa
29 Nov 2020 Blepharis diversispina

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Botswana: Home page., retrieved 1 March 2021

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