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Australian Systematic Botany publishes papers and critical reviews that aim to advance systematic botany and related aspects of biogeography and evolution of all plant groups. More

Editor-in-Chief: Daniel Murphy


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Volume 29 Number 1 2016

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Data archiving – editorial 
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Endymion D. Cooper
pp. i-ii

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Five new species and a systematic synopsis of Pycnandra (Sapotaceae), the largest endemic genus in New Caledonia 
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Ulf Swenson and Jérôme Munzinger
pp. 1-40

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Taxonomic revision of Halimeda (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) in south-western Australia 
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Ma. Chiela M. Cremen , John M. Huisman , Vanessa R. Marcelino and Heroen Verbruggen
pp. 41-54

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A morphometric analysis of the Banksia spinulosa complex (Proteaceae) and its complex taxonomic implications 
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Margaret L. Stimpson , Peter H. Weston , Ralph (Wal) D. B. Whalley and Jeremy J. Bruhl
pp. 55-86
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These articles have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They are still in production and have not been edited, so may differ from the final published form.

    SB15046  Accepted 16 September 2016
    Schoenus (Cyperaceae) is not monophyl etic based on ITS nrDNA sequence data
    Paul Musili, Adele Gibbs, Karen Wilson, Jeremy Bruhl

    SB16027  Accepted 16 September 2016
    An integrative morphological and molecular approach to identification of three Australian cucurbitaceous invasive weeds: Citrullus colocynthis, Citrullus lanatus and Cucumis myriocarpus
    Razia Shaik, Brendan Lepschi, David Gopurenko, Nigel Urwin, Geoff Burrows, Leslie Weston

    SB16019  Accepted 08 September 2016
    Effective application of next generation sequencing (NGS) approaches in systematics and population genetics—Case studies in Eucalyptus and Acacia
    Hugh Cross, Ed Biffen, Kor-jent van Dijk, Andrew Lowe, Michelle Waycott

    SB16016  Accepted 08 September 2016
    This changes everything – dynamic floras and the disruption of traditional taxonomic practice
    Kevin Thiele

    SB16008  Accepted 02 September 2016
    Morphological and molecular data show Synostemon trachyspermus (Phyllanthaceae, Phyllantheae) to be a heterogeneous species assemblage
    Ian Telford, Peter van Welzen, Kanchana Pruesapan, Jeremy Bruhl

    SB16018  Accepted 30 August 2016
    A preliminary molecular phylogeny of the genus Riccia L. (Ricciaceae) in Australia.
    D. Christine Cargill, Will Neal, Ish Sharma, Cécile Gueidan

    SB16023  Accepted 25 August 2016
    Evolution of Australian Cryptocarya (Lauraceae) based on nuclear and plastid phylogenetic trees: evidence of recent landscape-level disjunctions.
    Marlien Van der Merwe, Darren Crayn, Andrew Ford, Peter Weston, Maurizio Rossetto

    SB16002  Accepted 15 August 2016
    Areas of endemism of the North American species of Tigridieae (Iridaceae)
    Guadalupe Munguía, Juan Morrone, Tania Escalante, Aarón Roríguez

    SB16024  Accepted 12 August 2016
    Is South West Western Australia a centre of origin for eastern Australian taxa or is the centre an artefact of a method of analysis? A comment on Hakea and its supposed divergence over the last 12 million years
    Todd McLay, Michael Bayly, Pauline Ladiges

    SB16005  Accepted 11 July 2016
    Fossil leaves of Banksia, Banksieae and pretenders: resolving the fossil genus Banksieaephyllum
    Raymond Carpenter, Gregory Jordan, Bob Hill

    SB16013  Accepted 06 July 2016
    Molecular phylogenetics provides new insights into the systematics of Pimelea and Thecanthes (Thymelaeaceae)
    Charles Foster, David Cantrill, Liz James, Anna Syme, Rebecca Jordan, Rachel Douglas, Simon Ho, Murray Henwood

    SB16012  Accepted 17 June 2016
    From the desert it came: Evolution of the Australian paper daisy genus Leucochrysum (Asteraceae, Gnaphalieae)
    Alexander Schmidt-Lebuhn, Kiarrah Smith

    SB16006  Accepted 10 June 2016
    Dealing with propositions, not with the characters: the ability of three-taxon statement analysis to recognize groups based solely on “reversals”, under the Maximum Likelihood criteria
    Evgeny Mavrodiev

    SB16020  Accepted 09 June 2016
    Gaps and priorities for the Flora of Australia: where to next?
    Zoe Knapp

    SB16003  Accepted 05 May 2016
    An integrative revision of Dinckleria (Plagiochilaceae: Jungermanniopsida)
    Matthew Renner, Margaret Heslewood, Mahwash Jamy, Simon Patzak, John Engel, David Glenny, Matt von Konrat, Alfons Schäfer-Verwimp, Jochen Heinrichs


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Rank Paper Details
1. Published 10 May 2016
Phylogenomics of the green ash eucalypts (Myrtaceae): a tale of reticulate evolution and misidentification

Susan Rutherford, Peter G. Wilson, Maurizio Rossetto and Stephen P. Bonser

2. Published 13 November 2015
Why we should retain Nothofagus sensu lato

Robert S. Hill, Gregory J. Jordan and Michael K. Macphail

3. Published 30 June 2016
A morphometric analysis of the Banksia spinulosa complex (Proteaceae) and its complex taxonomic implications

Margaret L. Stimpson, Peter H. Weston, Ralph (Wal) D. B. Whalley and Jeremy J. Bruhl

4. Published 10 September 2015
Examining range disjunctions in Australian Terminalia (Combretaceae) with taxonomic revision of the T. canescens and T. cunninghamii species complexes

Russell L. Barrett

5. Published 10 May 2016
Seringia revised to include Keraudrenia (Lasiopetaleae: Malvaceae s.l.)

Carolyn F. Wilkins and Barbara A. Whitlock

6. Published 23 December 2015
Generic boundaries of Leucochrysum and Waitzia (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae)

Xénia A. Weber and Alexander N. Schmidt-Lebuhn

7. Published 10 May 2016
A five-marker molecular phylogeny of the Styphelieae (Epacridoideae, Ericaceae) supports a broad concept of Styphelia

Caroline Puente-Lelièvre, Michael Hislop, Mark Harrington, Elizabeth A. Brown, Maria Kuzmina and Darren M. Crayn

8. Published 10 September 2015
A reappraisal of the generic concepts of Epacris, Rupicola and Budawangia (Ericaceae, Epacridoideae, Epacrideae) based on phylogenetic analysis of morphological and molecular data

Christopher J. Quinn, Ronald K. Crowden, Elizabeth A. Brown, Michael J. Southam, Andrew H. Thornhill and Darren M. Crayn

9. Published 13 November 2015
Biogeographical regionalisation of the world: a reappraisal

Juan J. Morrone

10. Published 23 December 2015
A rare, new species of Atriplex (Chenopodiaceae) comprising two genetically distinct but morphologically cryptic populations in arid Western Australia: implications for taxonomy and conservation

Kelly A. Shepherd, Kevin. R. Thiele, Jane Sampson, David Coates and Margaret Byrne

11. Published 10 September 2015
Molecular homology and multiple-sequence alignment: an analysis of concepts and practice

David A. Morrison, Matthew J. Morgan and Scot A. Kelchner

12. Published 13 November 2015
Transfer of the New Caledonian genus Boronella to Boronia (Rutaceae) based on analyses of cpDNA and nrDNA

Michael J. Bayly, Marco F. Duretto, Gareth D. Holmes, Paul I. Forster, David J. Cantrill and Pauline Y. Ladiges

13. Published 10 September 2015
Evolutionary relationships of Heimioporus and Boletellus (Boletales), with an emphasis on Australian taxa including new species and new combinations in Aureoboletus, Hemileccinum and Xerocomus

Roy E. Halling, Nigel Fechner, Mitchell Nuhn, Todd Osmundson, Kasem Soytong, David Arora, Manfred Binder and David Hibbett

14. Published 23 December 2015
Phylogenetic relationships and a new sectional classification of Croton (Euphorbiaceae) in Australia

Benjamin W. van Ee, Paul I. Forster and Paul E. Berry

15. Published 13 November 2015
On Monocarpus (Monocarpaceae, Marchantiopsida), an isolated salt-pan complex thalloid liverwort

Laura L. Forrest, David G. Long, D. Christine Cargill, Michelle L. Hart, Josephine Milne, Daniela B. Schill, Rodney D. Seppelt and Juan Carlos Villarreal

16. Published 23 December 2015
An expanded phylogeny of the Dennstaedtiaceae ferns: Oenotrichia falls within a non-monophyletic Dennstaedtia, and Saccoloma is polyphyletic

Leon R. Perrie, Lara D. Shepherd and Patrick J. Brownsey

17. Published 30 June 2016
Five new species and a systematic synopsis of Pycnandra (Sapotaceae), the largest endemic genus in New Caledonia

Ulf Swenson and Jérôme Munzinger

18. Published 10 May 2016
Infrageneric treatment of Phalaris (Canary grasses, Poaceae) based on molecular phylogenetics and floret structure

Stephanie M. Voshell, Riccardo M. Baldini and Khidir W. Hilu

19. Published 23 December 2015
Molecular phylogeny of Chinese Stephania (Menispermaceae) and reassessment of the subgeneric and sectional classifications

Daotao Xie, Jiayong He, Jianming Huang, Hui Xie, Yaqin Wang, Yun Kang, Florian Jabbour and Jixian Guo

20. Published 13 November 2015
Revision of Pycnandra subgenus Leptostylis and description of subgenus Wagapensia (Sapotaceae), a genus endemic to New Caledonia

Jérôme Munzinger and Ulf Swenson

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