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Swaziland Flora SiSwati Names and Uses

Swaziland's Flora Database

This database has been compiled with contributions from numerous sources. Herbarium specimen information has primarily come from the Swaziland Flora Checklist project where data was contributed by the South African National Botanical Institute (PRECIS database) and the Swaziland National Herbarium, which was computerised with support from SABONET. Plant descriptions have been extracted from The Flora of Swaziland by R H Compton, and distribution information for trees and shrubs from the Swaziland Tree Atlas data contributed by Linda Dobson-Loffler.

Plant nomenclature follows PRECIS, as at January 2004, apart from Pteridophyta, which follow the nomenclature used in "Swaziland ferns and fern allies" by J P Roux.

With regard to photographs and illustrations, these have been contributed by various individuals. Special thanks go to J P Roux for permission to use pteridophyta illustrations from "Swaziland ferns and fern allies", and to Mary Kirker for the use of her photos of wild flowers in Swaziland.

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There are currently 5113 photographs, 108 illustrations and 161 scans of specimens in the database, representing 1377 out of a total of 3541 taxa. This does not include exotic species, which can be found in the alien plants database. This is an ongoing project, and more photos and illustrations will be added soon. Some of the photos currently included are not of very good quality, and these will be gradually replaced as and when new material becomes available.

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