go to content go to search box go to global site navigation

Zimbabwe

Plants

The vegetation is uniform throughout Zimbabwe. Most of the central and western plateau is covered with bushveld (thorny acacia savanna) and miombo (dry open woodland), while the drier lowlands of the south and southeast are characterised by thorny scrub and baobabs. Among all this are towering cactus-like euphorbias resembling pipe organs, 30 diverse species of aloes, wildflowers (that bloom between September and November), jacarandas (whose flowers bury the streets of Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare in October), and a host of succulent tropical flowers and palms.