Flora of Zimbabwe

Welcome to the Flora of Zimbabwe website

New discovery for Zimbabwe!

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!

Pityrogramma calomelanos var. aureoflava

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.


Sample image from the Zimbabwe flora

Newtonia buchananiiOur current sample image is of Newtonia buchananii. Click on the thumbnail image to see the full image or click on the species name to find out more.
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About the website

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, Saturday, 1 August 2015, there are 20239 images for 3481 species, of which 3330 are native or naturalised and 151 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:

30 Jul 2015 Oxalis semiloba subsp. semiloba
30 Jul 2015 Linum thunbergii
30 Jul 2015 Aeschynomene rhodesiaca
30 Jul 2015 Rhus dentata
29 Jul 2015 Orthochilus eustachyus
29 Jul 2015 Helichrysum nudifolium var. pilosellum
28 Jul 2015 Cynorkis anacamptoides var. anacamptoides
28 Jul 2015 Eulophia hians var. nutans
28 Jul 2015 Argyrolobium tuberosum
27 Jul 2015 Afrocarum imbricatum

The Zimbabwe Flora Team

Mark Hyde   Bart Wursten   Petra Ballings   Meg Coates Palgrave
mahyde(at)gmail.com   ndundu(at)zol.co.zw   ballings.petra(at)telenet.be   megcp(at)zol.co.zw

Saturday, 1 August 2015

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Home page.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/index.php, retrieved 1 August 2015

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