About the website

Happy birthday to the Zimbabwe Flora website!

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The Zimbabwe flora website is 15 years old today and is one of the oldest e-floras. It is run entirely by volunteers, who contribute information, images and records.

Since 2002, it has grown from an initial checklist to an online flora and we now have 6 websites covering 6 countries or parts of countries in south-central tropical Africa.

As a measure of progress, we currently have over 63,000 plant records in our database, nearly 27,000 images and in 2016, we had a total of 1.1 million page views across the 6 websites - The Zimbabwe Flora Team, March 10th, 2017

Sample image from the Zimbabwe flora

Drypetes natalensis var. natalensisOur current sample image is of Drypetes natalensis var. natalensis. 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, Saturday, 25 March 2017, we have 6,385 native or naturalised species in the database for Zimbabwe. There are 24,459 images for 3,788 species, of which 3,599 are native or naturalised and 189 are purely cultivated.

The total number of records in the database (for all countries) is 63,304.

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.

9 Mar 2017 Hippocratea longipetiolata
4 Mar 2017 Ipomoea purpurea
3 Mar 2017 Hippocratea indica
26 Feb 2017 Juncus oxycarpus
25 Feb 2017 Trachyandra saltii
25 Feb 2017 Pearsonia aristata
24 Feb 2017 Combretum psidioides
24 Feb 2017 Ipomoea verbascoidea
23 Feb 2017 Celosia trigyna
22 Feb 2017 Euphorbia crotonoides subsp. crotonoides

The Zimbabwe Flora Team

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

Saturday, 25 March 2017

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Home page.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/index.php, retrieved 25 March 2017

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