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 Thunbergia reticulata. 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, 12 March 2014, there are 15792 images for 3221 species, of which 3082 are native or naturalised and 139 are purely cultivated.
As a guide to where to look for new content, below are details of some of the most recently updated pages:
|12 Mar 2014||Artabotrys monteiroae|
|07 Mar 2014||Cadaba kirkii|
|05 Mar 2014||Monsonia burkeana|
|05 Mar 2014||Plectranthus neochilus|
|04 Mar 2014||Hesperantha petitiana|
|04 Mar 2014||Plectranthus lasianthus|
|03 Mar 2014||Gladiolus permeabilis subsp. edulis|
|02 Mar 2014||Stathmostelma fornicatum subsp. fornicatum|
|01 Mar 2014||Ceropegia nilotica var. nilotica|
|28 Feb 2014||Chlorophytum colubrinum|
The Zimbabwe Flora Team
|Mark Hyde||Bart Wursten||Petra Ballings||Meg Coates Palgrave|
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