Location: National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Photo: Mark Hyde
View of the Desert House, National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Photo: Mark Hyde
View of main entrance from 5th Street Extension.

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Photo: Rob Burrett
A colony of planted Acacia abyssinica with the National Herbarium (SRGH) building in the background.

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Photo: Mark Hyde
The Botanic Garden lake.

General Information

Quarter degree square: 1731C3

Country: Zimbabwe

Habitat: Miombo woodland, numerous planted native species and naturalised species

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The National Botanic Gardens were originally set in a large expense of highveld miombo woodland. Stretches of this habitat are still present in a fairly undisturbed state. The park-like landscaping of large areas has obviously caused disturbeance and has led to the introduction of some exotic weedy species. However, the main contribution to our web site comes from the many rare and unusual species of our flora which have been planted in the numerous artifically created habitats. Over the years we have been able to add many photographs of flowers and fruits, particularly of woody species, which would have been very difficult to obtain in their, often remote, natural areas of occurrence. These specimens may not represent authentic records of the species in Zimbabwe but their presence on the web site, as well as in the Botanic Gardens, contributes much to the botanical knowledge of our flora.

Useful links

View a list of records for National Botanic Garden, Harare

View a list of unique taxa (excluding cultivated plants) for National Botanic Garden, Harare

View a list of unique taxa (all taxa whether cultivated or not) for National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Location details: National Botanic Garden, Harare.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=21, retrieved 29 March 2023

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