Online Resources for Plant Identification in Africa

Just a short list, thought it would be useful to have it here, please add a comment if I missed anything!

WORLD
JSTOR Global Plants http://plants.jstor.org

AFRICA
African Plants - a photo guide http://www.africanplants.senckenberg.de
African Plant Database http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php?langue=an

NORTH AFRICA / MACARONESIA
Plant Biodiversity of South-Western Morocco https://www.teline.fr/en
Plants of Southern Morocco http://plantsofsouthernmorocco.biota-africa.net/
Flore du Maroc http://www.floramaroccana.fr/
Sahara Nature http://www.sahara-nature.com/flore_sahara.php
Flora del Sahara http://www.florasilvestre.es/mediterranea/sahara1.htm
Flore du Maghreb http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/flore/html/index.html
Flora de Canarias http://www.floradecanarias.com/
Madeira Checklist http://www4.uma.pt/gbm/checklist/lista_flora.php

WEST AFRICA
West African Plants - a photo guide http://www.westafricanplants.senckenberg.de
FWTA eBook https://archive.org/details/FloraOfWestTropi00hutc
Fakara Plants http://www.jircas.affrc.go.jp/project/africa_dojo/FakaraPlants/Fakara_Plants_home.html

CENTRAL AFRICA
Central African Plants - a photo guide http://www.centralafricanplants.senckenberg.de
Digital Flora of Central Africa http://www.br.fgov.be/RESEARCH/DATABASES/FOCA/index.php?la=fr/
Flore d’Afrique Centrale http://floreafriquecentrale.org/
Flore d'Afrique Centrale (pdfs) https://www.floredafriquecentrale.be/#/en/fac
Central African Orchid Database http://www.orchid-africa.net/
Copper Flora (Katanga) www.copperflora.org
Flore illustrée du Chad http://www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/publications/publications_pdf/flore_tchad.pdf

NORTH EAST / EAST AFRICA
Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas https://goo.gl/6YjeM5
East African Plants - a photo guide http://www.eastafricanplants.senckenberg.de
Kenya Natural History Guide http://www.ngkenya.com/flora/plants.html
Field guide to the moist forest trees of Tanzania https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344254354

SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA
Flora of Zimbabwe https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw
Flora of Botswana https://www.botswanaflora.com/
Flora of Malawi https://www.malawiflora.com
Flora of Zambia https://www.zambiaflora.com/
Flora of Mozambique https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/
Flora Zambesiaca http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Plants of the Nyika Plateau
https://www.sanbi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/sabonet-report-no-31-plants-nyika-plateau-part-1.pdf
https://www.sanbi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/sabonet-report-no-31-plants-nyika-plateau-part-2.pdf
https://www.sanbi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/sabonet-report-no-31-plants-nyika-plateau-part-3.pdf
https://www.sanbi.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/sabonet-report-no-31-plants-nyika-plateau-part-4.pdf

SOUTHERN AFRICA
Photo Guide to Plants of Southern Africa http://www.southernafricanplants.net
PlantZAfrica http://pza.sanbi.org/
Red List of South African Plants http://redlist.sanbi.org/
CasaBio https://casabio.org/
Kyffhäuser Flora http://www.kyffhauser.co.za/flora.htm
Swaziland's Flora Database http://www.sntc.org.sz/flora/index.asp
Flora of Caprivi https://www.capriviflora.com/
Plants of Southern Africa http://newposa.sanbi.org/sanbi/flora
Alien Invasive Plants List for South Africa https://goo.gl/6qeUmN
Dendrological Society of South Africa http://www.dendro.co.za/
Botanical Society of South Africa http://www.botanicalsociety.org.za
Helichrysums of Southern Africa https://keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/helichrysum/key/Helichrysum/Media/Html/home.htm

WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN
Madagascar Catalogue http://www.tropicos.org/Project/Madagascar
Seychelles Plant Gallery http://seychellesplantgallery.com

Posted by marcoschmidtffm marcoschmidtffm, February 13, 2018 17:00

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That's very useful, many thanks Marco!

Posted by jakob over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Another one for Southern Africa - Swaziland's Flora
http://www.sntc.org.sz/flora/index.asp

Posted by katebraunsd over 3 years ago (Flag)
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Thank you @katebraunsd ! Didn't know that one, added it to the list.

Posted by marcoschmidtffm over 3 years ago (Flag)
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What is the point of a project for a clearly defined area like a continent? Searching can achieve the same thing https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?iconic_taxa=Plantae&place_id=97392

Posted by andrewgillespie over 3 years ago (Flag)
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@andrewgillespie one point might be to have the possibilty for this post associated with the project...

Posted by jakob over 3 years ago (Flag)
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A great list. Why not include www.capriviflora.com ? Thanks

Posted by botswanabugs about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by andrewgillespie about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Many thanks for your suggestions!

Posted by marcoschmidtffm about 3 years ago (Flag)
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A very big thank you to the curators of African flora for adding some of my observations to the group, I really appreciate your job

Thank y'all

Posted by abumuazu over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Please add for Africa, seychellesplantgallery.com

Posted by cmorel 5 months ago (Flag)
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Thank you!

Posted by marcoschmidtffm 5 months ago (Flag)
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https://www.capriviflora.com/index.php could still be added to the list

Thanks

Posted by botswanabugs 5 months ago (Flag)
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It's listed in Southern Africa, roughly following the World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions (https://web.archive.org/web/20160125135239/http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/tdwg/TDWG_geo2.pdf).

Posted by marcoschmidtffm 5 months ago (Flag)

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