Welcome to the Plants of the Sipaliwini Savanna

The Sipaliwini Savanna in Southern Surinam is an area of outstanding natural beauty and great scientific interest.

During a six month expedition in 1968 – 69 and supplementary visits in 1970 and 1972 we were fortunate enough to study the flora and vegetation of this largely unknown part of Surinam *.

The scientific results are now published on line via this site.

While digging up and working out all our notes, maps, tables, photos etc. we came to the conclusion that – even forty years on – a botanical description of the green hills of the Sipaliwini would be a worthwhile exercise.

Welcome to the Plants of the Sipaliwini Savanna.

Feddo Oldenburger & Reinoud Norde

* Financed by the Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research.