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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

Albizia gummiferaOur current sample image is of Albizia gummifera. 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, 28 February 2020, we have 6,397 native or naturalised species in the database for Zimbabwe. There are 32,558 images for 4,186 species, of which 3,926 are native or naturalised and 260 are purely cultivated.

The total number of records in the database (for all countries) is 93,041.

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 2020 Crotalaria cleomifolia
8 Feb 2020 Lobelia fervens subsp. fervens
20 Jan 2020 Aponogeton afroviolaceus var. afroviolaceus
19 Jan 2020 Launaea nana
13 Jan 2020 Antidesma vogelianum
7 Jan 2020 Jatropha erythropoda
5 Jan 2020 Wajira grahamiana
31 Dec 2019 Ornithogalum flexuosum
25 Dec 2019 Vahlia dichotoma
17 Dec 2019 Protea petiolaris subsp. elegans

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, 28 February 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 28 February 2020

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