The “Association pour l’Etude Taxonomique de la Flore d’Afrique Tropicale” or “Association for the Taxonomic Study of the Flora of Tropical Africa” (AETFAT) was established at the botanical institute of the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1951.

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Thematic Areas

The AETFAT 2022 International Scientific Advisory Committee welcomes submission of abstracts of original contributions to be considered for oral or poster presentations in the following thematic areas and to be convened by the following persons:

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Livingstone is the tourist capital of Zambia, a landmark to the Mighty Victoria Falls, in the Southern Province of Zambia. The town was inspired and named after Scottish explorer Dr David Livingstone who was the first European to see and name the Falls after the British queen at the time.

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Welcome Message

Dear colleagues,
I would like to warmly welcome you to the website of the 22nd AETFAT Congress which will take place from 26th June – 1st July 2022 in Livingstone, the TOURIST CAPITAL of Zambia, home to one of the SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD!

The conference has been postponed three times due to the threat of COVID-19 and we are very optimistic that it will take place in from 26th June to 1st July 2022.

The overall theme of the conference is ‘Diversity and conservation of African plants: challenges and opportunities’ and the specific thematic areas have been selected to accommodate the current efforts and interests in African Botany. Registration is open for participants who are not going to make presentations but abstracts submission will be opened soon as the programme is revised .

Looking forwards to meeting you in Livingstone.

Prof. Cyprian Katongo
Associate Professor of Genetics and Evolutionary Biology


Pachycarpus petherickianus (Oliv.) Goyder4
Stathmostelma fornicatum (N.E.Br.) B


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