Flora of Zimbabwe

Meg Coates Palgrave wins the Marloth Medal

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

Sample image from the Zimbabwe flora

Crepis hypochaerideaOur current sample image is of Crepis hypochaeridea. 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, Thursday, 24 April 2014, there are 16355 images for 3251 species, of which 3111 are native or naturalised and 140 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:

21 Apr 2014 Solanum seaforthianum
18 Apr 2014 Dinebra retroflexa var. condensata
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

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

Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Home page.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/index.php, retrieved 24 April 2014

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