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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.

Sample image from the Zambia flora

Sorghum versicolorOur current sample image is of Sorghum versicolor. Click on the thumbnail image to see the full image or click on the species name to find out more.
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About the website

This site provides information about the flowering plants and ferns of Zambia. This is a sister site to the Flora of Botswana, Caprivi, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe websites, which together cover the Flora Zambesiaca area.

The principal contributors to the site are the late Mike Bingham✝, Annette Willemen, Nicholas Wightman, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings, Mark Hyde and Meg Coates Palgrave.

As of today, Friday, 19 August 2022, we have 6,888 native or naturalised species in the database for Zambia. There are 27,938 images for 3,375 species, of which 3,318 are native or naturalised and 57 are purely cultivated.

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.

DateSpecies
07 Jul 2022 Eichhornia crassipes
07 Jul 2022 Ceratopteris thalictroides
07 Jul 2022 Secamone brevipes
05 Jul 2022 Aloe cryptopoda
05 Jul 2022 Huernia levyi
03 Jul 2022 Inversodicraea tenax
29 Jun 2022 Ipomoea parasitica
29 Jun 2022 Friesodielsia obovata
25 Jun 2022 Turraea zambesica
19 Jun 2022 Habenaria geerinckiana

Mike Bingham✝   Annette Willemen   Nicholas Wightman   Bart Wursten   Petra Ballings   Mark Hyde   Meg Coates Palgrave
younga(at)ukzn.ac.za   annettewillemen(at)gmail.com   zambeziflora(at)gmail.com   btwursten(at)gmail.com   ballings.petra(at)telenet.be   mahyde(at)gmail.com   megcp(at)zol.co.zw

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Home page.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/index.php, retrieved 19 August 2022

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