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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, 22 January 2019, we have 2,859 native or naturalised species in the database for Botswana. There are 12,956 images for 1,554 species, of which 1,554 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 Dec 2018 Chironia krebsii
11 Dec 2018 Ammocharis baumii
14 Oct 2018 Cotula anthemoides
24 Sep 2018 Tulbaghia alliacea
14 Jul 2018 Dicoma macrocephala
10 Jul 2018 Crotalaria steudneri
30 Jun 2018 Sida hoepfneri
30 Jun 2018 Felicia muricata subsp. muricata
30 May 2018 Phyllanthus nummulariifolius
29 May 2018 Oplismenus undulatifolius

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Home page., retrieved 22 January 2019

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