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EASTERN AFRICA

 
     
  FLORAL FAMILIES AND OVERVIEW  

 

Available photos of East African Flora have been arranged in five pages.  The table below will allow users to find the family of interest.  Because South Africa has a temperate climate, its flowers may be grown through parts of Europe, North America, Australia etc., and some of these unusual species have been included.

There is a Collins Guide to the Wildflowers of East Africa by Michael Blundell, which is very helpful if you can find a copy-- it came out in 1987.   There is also an interlocking group of websites presenting the flora of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique which may be found by putting "flora of" followed by the country name into your search engine.

Also from East Africa      Critters      Birds       and   Life Overview

                  FAMILY NAME                                       COMMON NAME
Acanthaceae                                            Acanthus Family  
Achariaceae  
Aizoaceae                                                   Iceplant Family  
Amaranthaceae                                           Amaranth Family  
Amarylladaceae                                    Amaryllus (Lily) Family  
Apocynaceae                                             Dogbane Family  
Araceae                                                  Arum Family  
Asparagaceae                                       Asparagus Family  
Asteraceae                                         Aster or Daisy Family
Balsaminaceae                                            Impatiens Family  
Bignoniaceae                                            Trumpet Creeper Family  
Buddlejaceae  
  Campanulaceae                                  Bell Flower Family  
Cleomaceae  
Colchicaceae  
Commelinaceae                                        Dayflower Family  
Convolvulaceae                                           Morning Glory Family  
Crassulaceae  
Cucurbitaceae                                            Cucumber Family  
Cyperaceae                                              Sedges  
Ericaceae                                                      Heather Family  
Euphorbiaceae                                         Spurge Family  
Fabaceae                                                  Pea Family  
Geraniaceae                                               Geranium Family  
Heliotropiaceae                                   
Iridaceae                                                Iris Family  
Lamiaceae                                                Mint Family  
Malvaceae                                                 Mallow Family  
Melastomataceae  
Melianthaceae  
Myrtaceae                                                Myrtle Family  
Ochnaceae  
Oleaceae                                                  Olive Family  
Oxalidaceae                                              Woodsorrel Family  
Passifloraceae                                           Passion Flower Family  
Pedaliaceae  
Polygalaceae                                            Milkwort Family  
Proteaceae  
Rubiaceae                                                   Coffee Family  
Scrophulariaceae                                       Figwort Family  
Solanaceae                                                 Potato or Nightshade Family  
Strelitziaceae                                            Bird of Paradise plant family  
Verbenaceae                                              Verbena Family  
Xanthorrhoeaceae                                 Aloe Family