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New book: Field Guide to the wetter (Zambian) miombo woodland

Miombo woodland

This two-volume field guide by Lari Merrett and Kaj Vollesen covers the wetter miombo woodland of Zambia and is based on field work undertaken in the Mutinondo Wilderness Area of northern Zambia.

This work comprises 1,022 pages and covers 1,634 species of plant. It is particularly rich in colour photographs. Although based on Zambia, it contains much of interest for other countries in the region. A review of the work may be downloaded from this page.

For further information download this flier or contact the author directly at larimerrett@gmail.com.

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Catophractes alexandriOur current sample image is of Catophractes alexandri. 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, Tuesday, 9 March 2021, we have 6,394 native or naturalised species in the database for Zimbabwe. There are 33,459 images for 4,243 species, of which 3,972 are native or naturalised and 271 are purely cultivated.

The total number of records in the database (for all countries) is 99,517.

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
8 Mar 2021 Commiphora edulis subsp. edulis
3 Mar 2021 Guilleminea densa
3 Mar 2021 Erianthemum dregei
2 Mar 2021 Searsia pyroides var. gracilis
1 Mar 2021 Commelina subulata
1 Mar 2021 Ipomoea chloroneura
28 Feb 2021 Rhynchosia stipitata
26 Feb 2021 Apodytes dimidiata var. dimidiata
26 Feb 2021 Gymnosporia matoboensis
26 Feb 2021 Mimusops zeyheri


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

Tuesday, 9 March 2021




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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Home page.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/index.php, retrieved 9 March 2021

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