Tropical Africa is a highly biodiverse region housing around 11,000 species of flowering plants, and thousands of fungal species. Their conservation and sustainable use is seriously hindered by insufficient floristic data and a lack of tools to identify the species. Meise Botanic Garden is coordinating three large African Flora projects that provide such data and tools for plants and fungi. For each of these, large international teams of experts are involved to contribute, while our botanical illustrators provide detailed botanical drawings to assist the identification process.
- The 'Flore d'Afrique centrale' (Flora of Central Africa)
- The 'Flore du Gabon' (Flora of Gabon), in collaboration with Naturalis Biodiversity Center
- The 'Fungus flora of tropical Africa'
- Flora of Mozambique
- Flora of Botswana
- Flora of Caprivi
- Flora of Malawi
- Flora of Zambia
- Flora of Zimbabwe
Meise Botanic Garden is also partner of the World Flora Online consortium, which aims to develop a consolidated global information service on the world’s flora.