Welcome to the Flora of Zimbabwe website
While doing some field work in Zimbabwe in January 2014, Bart and I made our way up to Mount Buchwa. The road up was steep and heavy going but the reward made it all up for it …
Walking around the top of this exquisite place our eyes fell upon a beautiful fern growing against the bare steep rocky walls of the former mining part of the mountain. The tufted, firmly herbaceous fronds are dark green above and covered with a yellow powder below. Never having seen this fern before we straight away thought it had to be special!
We collected some material for determination purposes and it turned out to be a first record for Zimbabwe : Pityrogramma calomelanos var. aureoflava!
Native to South and Central America; naturalised in DRC, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Comoro Islands, Mauritius and Australia … this species has now found its way into Zim.
More details on the species page.
|Our current sample image is of Solanum mauritianum. Click on the thumbnail image to see the full image or click on the species name to find out more.|
Reload the page to see further images of Zimbabwean plants.
This site is work in progress towards an e-flora of Zimbabwe and is a joint venture between Bart Wursten, Mark Hyde, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave. We expect that it will also be useful for people living in neighbouring countries, namely Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia as parts of their flora are similar to that of Zimbabwe.
As of today, Wednesday, 1 July 2015, there are 19938 images for 3468 species, of which 3317 are native or naturalised and 151 are purely cultivated.
As a guide to where to look for new content, below are details of some of the most recently updated pages:
|28 Jun 2015||Merwilla lazulina|
|28 Jun 2015||Barleria macrostegia|
|24 Jun 2015||Leptocarydion vulpiastrum|
|19 Jun 2015||Commiphora zanzibarica|
|17 Jun 2015||Triumfetta pentandra|
|16 Jun 2015||Mukia maderaspatana|
|14 Jun 2015||Solanum macrocarpon|
|31 May 2015||Eragrostis viscosa|
|31 May 2015||Hibiscus altissimus|
|31 May 2015||Calostephane divaricata|
The Zimbabwe Flora Team
|Mark Hyde||Bart Wursten||Petra Ballings||Meg Coates Palgrave|
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