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

Impatiens ceciliiOur current sample image is of Impatiens cecilii. 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, Wednesday, 10 February 2016, we have 6379 native or naturalised species in the database for Zimbabwe. There are 21581 images for 3567 species, of which 3406 are native or naturalised and 161 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.

10 Feb 2016 Alternanthera nodiflora
10 Feb 2016 Indigofera schimperi var. schimperi
10 Feb 2016 Tephrosia uniflora subsp. uniflora
10 Feb 2016 Polygala erioptera subsp. erioptera
10 Feb 2016 Acalypha fimbriata
08 Feb 2016 Commicarpus pentandrus
08 Feb 2016 Acalypha segetalis
08 Feb 2016 Melhania prostrata
08 Feb 2016 Xysmalobium undulatum
08 Feb 2016 Ipomoea blepharophylla

The Zimbabwe Flora Team

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

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Home page., retrieved 10 February 2016

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