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Panicum monticolaOur current sample image is of Panicum monticola. 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 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, Sunday, 28 May 2017, we have 6,385 native or naturalised species in the database for Zimbabwe. There are 24,628 images for 3,820 species, of which 3,630 are native or naturalised and 190 are purely cultivated.

The total number of records in the database (for all countries) is 65,421.

The Site history page gives details of the latest additions to the site. There is also a frequently asked questions page.

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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.

22 Apr 2017 Viscum rotundifolium
18 Apr 2017 Asystasia retrocarpa
14 Apr 2017 Tithonia rotundifolia
8 Apr 2017 Hibiscus ovalifolius
9 Mar 2017 Hippocratea longipetiolata
4 Mar 2017 Ipomoea purpurea
3 Mar 2017 Hippocratea indica
26 Feb 2017 Juncus oxycarpus
25 Feb 2017 Trachyandra saltii
25 Feb 2017 Pearsonia aristata

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

Sunday, 28 May 2017

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Home page.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/index.php, retrieved 28 May 2017

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