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

Tragia mazoensisOur current sample image is of Tragia mazoensis. 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, 31 July 2014, there are 17124 images for 3291 species, of which 3149 are native or naturalised and 142 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:

26 Jul 2014 Clerodendrum incisum
26 Jul 2014 Justicia scandens
20 Jul 2014 Barleria molensis
15 Jun 2014 Aleuritopteris welwitschii
08 Jun 2014 Phyllanthus bernierianus var. glaber
08 Jun 2014 Oldenlandia cana
07 Jun 2014 Hesperantha ballii
07 Jun 2014 Kalanchoe velutina subsp. chimanimaniensis
07 Jun 2014 Streptocarpus grandis subsp. septentrionalis
04 Jun 2014 Aeschynomene aphylla

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, 31 July 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 31 July 2014

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