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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, 21 July 2024, we have 2,890 native or naturalised species in the database for Botswana. There are 15,615 images for 1,654 species, of which 1,653 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.

Flora Zambesiaca

FZ volumes

The Flora Zambesiaca project has been the principal source of information for our project, particularly the keys, descriptions and images. It has been an invaluable tool to enable us to identify the many plant specimens we have recorded and collected and has been one of the most important sources to teach us the botanical skills we have acquired.

Further information about Flora Zambesiaca can be found at this link.

The picture shows the much-used and now dog-eared volumes which accompany us on our field trips.

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.

04 Mar 2024 Cadaba aphylla
04 Mar 2024 Acacia hereroensis
20 Feb 2024 Paullinia pinnata
28 Jan 2024 Tapinanthus dependens
02 Jan 2024 Crinum buphanoides
21 Aug 2023 Gnidia polycephala
18 Aug 2023 Indigastrum costatum subsp. macrum
15 Mar 2023 Phaeoptilum spinosum
13 Mar 2023 Fagonia sinaica var. minutistipula
24 Jan 2023 Hereroa glenensis

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Home page., retrieved 21 July 2024

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