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Sample image from the Zimbabwe flora

Heteromorpha involucrataOur current sample image is of Heteromorpha involucrata. 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, Monday, 4 July 2022, we have 6,399 native or naturalised species in the database for Zimbabwe. There are 34,350 images for 4,291 species, of which 4,018 are native or naturalised and 273 are purely cultivated.

The total number of records in the database (for all countries) is 102,154.

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

Flora Zambesiaca

FZ volumes

The Flora Zambesiaca project has been the principal source of information for our project, particularly the keys, descriptions and images. It has been an invaluable tool to enable us to identify the many plant specimens we have recorded and collected and has been one of the most important sources to teach us the botanical skills we have acquired.

Further information about Flora Zambesiaca can be found at this link.

The picture shows the much-used and now dog-eared volumes which accompany us on our field trips.

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.

3 Jul 2022 Inversodicraea tenax
24 Jun 2022 Asparagus laricinus
10 Jun 2022 Phyllanthus nummulariifolius
2 Mar 2022 Actinanthella menyharthii
20 Dec 2021 Aster chimanimaniensis
18 Dec 2021 Anisopappus paucidentatus
16 Dec 2021 Isoetes alstonii
5 Nov 2021 Helinus mystacinus
3 Oct 2021 Nervilia crociformis
19 Sep 2021 Tephrosia lurida

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

Monday, 4 July 2022

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Home page.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/index.php, retrieved 4 July 2022

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