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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, Friday, 23 March 2018, we have 2,852 native or naturalised species in the database for Botswana. There are 12,068 images for 1,533 species, of which 1,533 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.

23 Mar 2018 Hermannia eenii
23 Mar 2018 Dichapetalum cymosum
23 Mar 2018 Acacia arenaria
22 Mar 2018 Pleiotaxis eximia subsp. eximia
22 Mar 2018 Euphorbia mossambicensis
22 Mar 2018 Zehneria marlothii
21 Mar 2018 Acanthosicyos naudinianus
18 Mar 2018 Hippocratea parviflora
17 Mar 2018 Pavetta lasiopeplus
17 Mar 2018 Tephrosia purpurea subsp. leptostachya

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Home page., retrieved 23 March 2018

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