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Baobabs, acacias and conifers grow on the high plateaus while trees used for construction timber grow along the rivers and glens. The flora is quite rich - there are a number of specimens and over 400 species of orchids.

  • The flora, Flora, The fauna and flora, Malawi
    The flora

    The flora varies according to the layout of the land. In the drier regions you will find savannahs, while on the higher plateaus you will find baobabs and acacia trees.

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  • Great floral diversity, Flora, The fauna and flora, Malawi
    Great floral diversity

    More than 400 species of orchids have been identified in Malawi.

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  • Agriculture in Malawi, Flora, The fauna and flora, Malawi
    Agriculture in Malawi

    Malawi is renowned for its exceptional agriculture. Maize is one of the most commonly grown products in the country.

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  • A lunch of acacia, Flora, The fauna and flora, Malawi
    A lunch of acacia

    Malawi has many acacias, much to the delight of giraffes, which are very fond of this species of tree!

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  • Rice farming, Flora, The fauna and flora, Malawi
    Rice farming

    After maize, rice is the country's second biggest crop. In fact,100,000 tons of it are produced in Malawi every year.

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  • Fruit from Malawi, Flora, The fauna and flora, Malawi
    Fruit from Malawi

    Many exotic fruits are grown in Malawi, such as papayas, mangos and guavas.

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