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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, Sunday, 31 May 2020, we have 2,872 native or naturalised species in the database for Botswana. There are 14,331 images for 1,583 species, of which 1,583 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.

24 May 2020 Medicago laciniata
07 Apr 2020 Pentzia incana
07 Apr 2020 Commicarpus pentandrus
31 Mar 2020 Scabiosa columbaria
31 Mar 2020 Trichodesma angustifolium
20 Mar 2020 Melanospermum foliosum
19 Mar 2020 Calostephane divaricata
18 Mar 2020 Cardiospermum corindum
17 Mar 2020 Orbea lutea subsp. lutea
17 Mar 2020 Huernia verekeri var. verekeri

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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 31 May 2020

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