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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

Habenaria galactanthaOur current sample image is of Habenaria galactantha. 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, Sunday, 18 April 2021, we have 6,835 native or naturalised species in the database for Zambia. There are 27,068 images for 3,302 species, of which 3,247 are native or naturalised and 55 are purely cultivated.

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
15 Apr 2021 Crotalaria rogersii
15 Apr 2021 Nervilia crociformis
15 Apr 2021 Multidentia crassa var. ampla
15 Apr 2021 Lannea edulis var. edulis
15 Apr 2021 Malaxis schliebenii
14 Apr 2021 Adenia goetzei
14 Apr 2021 Bulbine abyssinica
14 Apr 2021 Commiphora glandulosa
14 Apr 2021 Chlorophytum subpetiolatum
14 Apr 2021 Adenia ovata

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

Sunday, 18 April 2021


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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Home page.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/index.php, retrieved 18 April 2021

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