Congratulations to Meg Coates Palgrave for being awarded the Marloth Medal by the Botanical Society of South Africa. The announcement was made by Ted Oliver at the final plenary session of the Aetfat congress in Stellenbosch. This is important recognition for all the work Meg has done and continues to do on the flora of southern Africa.
From the Botanical Society website: This medal is awarded to any amateur or professional botanist who has produced scientific literature of a popular nature to stimulate public interest in the indigenous flora of southern Africa.
The medal commemorates Dr. Rudolph Marloth, pharmacist, analytical chemist and botanist who published much on the South African flora, the most famous publication being his Flora of South Africa which appeared in six magnificently illustrated volumes between 1913 and 1932.
Mark Hyde 20 January 2014
|Our current sample image is of Helinus mystacinus. Click on the thumbnail image to see the full image or click on the species name to find out more.|
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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, 16 April 2014, there are 16332 images for 3250 species, of which 3110 are native or naturalised and 140 are purely cultivated.
As a guide to where to look for new content, below are details of some of the most recently updated pages:
|09 Apr 2014||Senecio barbertonicus|
|07 Apr 2014||Cyperus dactyliformis|
|06 Apr 2014||Diplocyclos palmatus|
|05 Apr 2014||Cotyledon barbeyi|
|03 Apr 2014||Scleria racemosa|
|30 Mar 2014||Albuca abyssinica|
|30 Mar 2014||Paralepistemon shirensis|
|26 Mar 2014||Dichapetalum madagascariense var. madagascariense|
|24 Mar 2014||Rytigynia umbellulata|
|23 Mar 2014||Cassytha filiformis|
The Zimbabwe Flora Team
|Mark Hyde||Bart Wursten||Petra Ballings||Meg Coates Palgrave|
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