Moses Mwangoka

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Moses Anyelwisye Mwangoka


Contact details

Postal address: PO Box 23410, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Mobile: +255 763 613060, +255 787 357142

Where I am from:



Nyakyusa (mother tongue)

English (additional language)

Where do I live

Morogoro – Tanzania

Where do I work

Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (

Type of work I do

Botanical Collector

"The TFCG botanical surveys have been carried out by Moses Mwangoka who was trained by the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Over the last seven years he has collected over 3500 botanical specimens from the Eastern Arc and Coastal forests and more recently from the Albertine Rift. Duplicates are sent to the National Herbarium in Arusha and to the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Moses collections have made a significant contribution to our understanding of the phytogeography of the Eastern Arc and Coastal Forests. Over the next two years, Moses will be working closely with a team from the Missouri Botanical Gardens and IUCN as part of a project financed by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund."

Cited from The Arc Journal (2005), Tanzania Forest Conservation Fund, Issue 18, page 7

My expertise and special interests

  • Botany/Forestry
  • Identification of plants
  • Basic and advanced collecting techniques
  • Ethnobotany
  • Herbarium work and field herbaria
  • Group expeditions and ecological field work

Vision for my future career

Advancing my knowledge through education.

Publications I have been involved in

Discovery of the new plant species in the southern highlands of Tanzania named Chamaecrista mwangokae in my honour:

Gereau RE & Walters GM (2003): Chamaecrista mwangokae (Fabaceae, Caesalpinioideae), a New Species from the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Novon 13: 438-442.

Contact for references

Nike Doggart
Senior Technical Advisor
Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG)
P.O. Box 23410, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Charles Meshack
Executive Director
Tanzania Forest Conservation Group (TFCG)
P.O. Box 23410, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


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Moses Mwangoka at East Usambara Mountains.   Photo by Habibu Said.