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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, 4 August 2020, we have 2,872 native or naturalised species in the database for Botswana. There are 14,427 images for 1,590 species, of which 1,590 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.

04 Jul 2020 Distephanus divaricatus
04 Jul 2020 Cyperus iria
27 Jun 2020 Dicliptera decorticans
13 Jun 2020 Azanza garckeana
11 Jun 2020 Pupalia lappacea var. velutina
10 Jun 2020 Duosperma crenatum
10 Jun 2020 Gloriosa superba
10 Jun 2020 Anacampseros subnuda var. subnuda
08 Jun 2020 Lobelia angolensis
24 May 2020 Medicago laciniata

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Botswana: Home page., retrieved 4 August 2020

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