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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, Saturday, 23 June 2018, we have 2,855 native or naturalised species in the database for Botswana. There are 12,562 images for 1,544 species, of which 1,544 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.

30 May 2018 Phyllanthus nummulariifolius
29 May 2018 Oplismenus undulatifolius
29 May 2018 Oplismenus hirtellus
28 May 2018 Aponogeton stuhlmannii
28 May 2018 Distephanus divaricatus
20 May 2018 Vigna unguiculata
16 May 2018 Chlorophytum sphacelatum var. milanjianum
26 Apr 2018 Pupalia micrantha
17 Apr 2018 Emilia ambifaria
15 Apr 2018 Crotalaria pallidicaulis

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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 June 2018

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