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About our volunteer, Eleanor Shadwell

Eleanor Shadwell

Meet our latest volunteer, Eleanor Shadwell, who has been helping our project by preparing and uploading images to the website.

Eleanor has an MSc degree in Botany from the University of Cape Town and is interested in a variety of aspects of ecology, from the reintroduction of giraffe to individual species’ conservation. Recently she spent a month and a half in the Tankwa Karoo helping in a Hot Birds’ project and has been an on-the-ground assistant earlier this month for the South African Association of Botanists (SAAB) during their 2020 conference in Qwaqwa, RSA. She is a research assistant in Zimbabwe for a conservation consultant, is a very keen ultimate frisbee player (yes, it is a sport!) and general outdoor enthusiast, currently exploring the Drakensberg despite the rain.

Sample image from the Zimbabwe flora

Jamesbrittenia carvalhoiOur current sample image is of Jamesbrittenia carvalhoi. Click on the thumbnail image to see the full image or click on the species name to find out more.
Reload the page to see further images of Zimbabwean plants.

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, Friday, 10 July 2020, we have 6,399 native or naturalised species in the database for Zimbabwe. There are 32,780 images for 4,200 species, of which 3,939 are native or naturalised and 261 are purely cultivated.

The total number of records in the database (for all countries) is 97,417.

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.

DateSpecies
4 Jul 2020 Cyperus iria
27 Jun 2020 Dicliptera decorticans
10 Jun 2020 Anacampseros subnuda var. subnuda
8 Jun 2020 Lobelia angolensis
9 Apr 2020 Heteromorpha arborescens var. abyssinica
7 Apr 2020 Pentzia incana
30 Mar 2020 Amaranthus retroflexus
18 Mar 2020 Melanospermum foliosum
18 Mar 2020 Cardiospermum corindum
18 Mar 2020 Smilax anceps


The Zimbabwe Flora Team

Mark Hyde   Bart Wursten   Petra Ballings   Meg Coates Palgrave
mahyde(at)gmail.com   btwursten(at)gmail.com   ballings.petra(at)telenet.be   megcp(at)zol.co.zw

Friday, 10 July 2020




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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Home page.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/index.php, retrieved 10 July 2020

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