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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, 20 October 2020, we have 2,872 native or naturalised species in the database for Botswana. There are 14,510 images for 1,596 species, of which 1,596 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.

16 Oct 2020 Adenia glauca
16 Oct 2020 Myrothamnus flabellifolius
06 Oct 2020 Salacia luebbertii
06 Oct 2020 Baissea wulfhorstii
13 Sep 2020 Artemisiopsis villosa
04 Sep 2020 Cadaba termitaria
02 Sep 2020 Acacia erioloba
29 Aug 2020 Bergia polyantha
08 Aug 2020 Pycnosphaera buchananii
04 Jul 2020 Distephanus divaricatus

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Botswana: Home page., retrieved 20 October 2020

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