New Year message

2015 has flown by and a lot of progress has been made with our flora project. Across the 6 websites we now have 12,135 species, 22,928 images and 68,120 records.

We would like to thank our users for the positive feedback and encouragement they give us. Special thanks should also go to our volunteers, Mieke Berckx and Rene Van Lier. They have been a tremendous help and we would like to thank them for their efforts and the continuous support they give to this project.

We would like to wish everyone a happy, prosperous and botanically interesting 2016.

Sample image from the Zimbabwe flora

Ficus verruculosaOur current sample image is of Ficus verruculosa. 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 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, Saturday, 28 May 2016, we have 6384 native or naturalised species in the database for Zimbabwe. There are 22500 images for 3601 species, of which 3436 are native or naturalised and 165 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. Further recently updated species may be found on this page.

27 May 2016 Hylocereus undatus
26 May 2016 Moraea natalensis
26 May 2016 Viscum combreticola
26 May 2016 Geigeria filifolia
26 May 2016 Harrisia martinii
23 May 2016 Mystroxylon aethiopicum subsp. schlechteri
22 May 2016 Malva neglecta
22 May 2016 Malva sylvestris
22 May 2016 Euclea crispa subsp. linearis
22 May 2016 Euclea divinorum

The Zimbabwe Flora Team

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

Saturday, 28 May 2016

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Home page., retrieved 28 May 2016

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