Site update

Over Christmas, our 6 flora websites underwent a significant behind-the-scenes change to the way in which records and images were handled. Instead of having multiple records in cases where there are many images of a specific plant record, we now have only one record to which multiple images may be attached. Regular users may notice some changes here and there but broadly speaking the sites will function much as before.

May we wish all our users, visitors and contributors all the best for the New Year.

The Zimbabwe Flora team: Mark, Bart, Petra and Meg : 28 Dec 2016

About the website

Sample image from the Zimbabwe flora

Silene burchellii var. angustifoliaOur current sample image is of Silene burchellii var. angustifolia. 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 provides information about the flowering plants and ferns of Zimbabwe. This is a sister site to the Flora of Botswana, Caprivi, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia websites, which together cover the Flora Zambesiaca area.

The principal contributors to the site are Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings, Meg Coates Palgrave and Mark Hyde.

As of today, Thursday, 19 January 2017, we have 6,386 native or naturalised species in the database for Zimbabwe. There are 24,036 images for 3,741 species, of which 3,557 are native or naturalised and 184 are purely cultivated.

The total number of records in the database (for all countries) is 62,610.

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.

17 Jan 2017 Gomphocarpus tomentosus subsp. tomentosus
17 Jan 2017 Bulbostylis hispidula
17 Jan 2017 Fockea multiflora
17 Jan 2017 Fockea angustifolia
15 Jan 2017 Lycianthes rantonnetii
15 Jan 2017 Cyperus hemisphaericus
11 Jan 2017 Pterodiscus ngamicus
11 Jan 2017 Pterodiscus elliottii
11 Jan 2017 Psychotria capensis subsp. capensis var. capensis
7 Jan 2017 Acalypha acrogyna

The Zimbabwe Flora Team

Mark Hyde   Bart Wursten   Petra Ballings   Meg Coates Palgrave
mahyde(at)   ndundu(at)   ballings.petra(at)   megcp(at)

Thursday, 19 January 2017

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Home page., retrieved 19 January 2017

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