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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 28 Number 2 & 3 2015

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The multidisciplinary nature of biogeography 
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Malte C. Ebach
pp. 79-80

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Biogeographical regionalisation of the world: a reappraisal 
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Juan J. Morrone
pp. 81-90

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Revision of Pycnandra subgenus Leptostylis and description of subgenus Wagapensia (Sapotaceae), a genus endemic to New Caledonia 
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Jérôme Munzinger and Ulf Swenson
pp. 91-110

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Transfer of the New Caledonian genus Boronella to Boronia (Rutaceae) based on analyses of cpDNA and nrDNA 
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Michael J. Bayly , Marco F. Duretto , Gareth D. Holmes , Paul I. Forster , David J. Cantrill and Pauline Y. Ladiges
pp. 111-123
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Seed micromorphology of central European Orobanche and Phelipanche (Orobanchaceae) in relation to preferred hosts and systematic implications 
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Renata Piwowarczyk
pp. 124-136

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On Monocarpus (Monocarpaceae, Marchantiopsida), an isolated salt-pan complex thalloid liverwort 
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Laura L. Forrest , David G. Long , D. Christine Cargill , Michelle L. Hart , Josephine Milne , Daniela B. Schill , Rodney D. Seppelt and Juan Carlos Villarreal
pp. 137-144
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Karyosystematics of the Australasian stipoid grass Austrostipa and related genera: chromosome sizes, ploidy, chromosome base numbers and phylogeny 
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Grit Winterfeld , Julia Schneider , Hannes Becher , John Dickie and Martin Röser
pp. 145-159

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Comparative wood anatomy of Taxaceae 
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Balkrishna Ghimire , Chunghee Lee and Kweon Heo
pp. 160-172

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Systematic significance of cypsela morphology in Lessingianthus (Vernonieae, Asteraceae) 
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María B. Angulo , María M. Sosa and Massimiliano Dematteis
pp. 173-189

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Why we should retain Nothofagus sensu lato 
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Robert S. Hill , Gregory J. Jordan and Michael K. Macphail
pp. 190-193

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Paraphyly, modern systematics and the transfer of Dryandra into Banksia (Proteaceae): a response to George 
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K. R. Thiele , P. H. Weston and A. R. Mast
pp. 194-202

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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.

    SB15035  Accepted 17 November 2015
    An expanded phylogeny of the Dennstaedtiaceae ferns: Oenotrichia falls within a non-monophyletic Dennstaedtia, and Saccoloma is polyphyletic
    Leon Perrie, Lara Shepherd, Pat Brownsey

    SB14023  Accepted 05 November 2015
    Molecular phylogeny of Chinese Stephania Lour. (Menispermaceae) and reassessment of the subgeneric and sectional classifications
    Daotao Xie, Jiayong He, Jianming Huang, Hui Xie, Yaqin Wang, Yun Kang, Florian Jabbour, Jixian Guo

    SB15028  Accepted 02 November 2015
    Seringia revised to include Keraudrenia (Lasiopetaleae: Malvaceae s.l.)
    Carol Wilkins, Barbara Whitlock

    SB15029  Accepted 22 October 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 Shepherd, Kevin Thiele, Jane Sampson, David Coates, Margaret Byrne

    SB15017  Accepted 01 October 2015
    Generic boundaries of Leucochrysum and Waitzia (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae)
    Xénia Weber, Alexander Schmidt-Lebuhn

    SB15016  Accepted 09 October 2015
    Phylogenetic relationships and a new sectional classification of Croton (Euphorbiaceae) in Australia
    Benjamin van Ee, Paul Forster, Paul Berry


The Most Read ranking is based on the number of downloads from the CSIRO PUBLISHING website of articles published in the previous 12 months. Usage statistics are updated daily.

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1. Published 9 December 2014
A revision of Olearia section Asterotriche (Asteraceae: Asterae)

Andre Messina, Neville G. Walsh, Susan E. Hoebee and Peter T. Green

2. Published 31 March 2015
Biogeography by revelation: investigating a world shaped by miracles

Michael Heads

3. Published 9 December 2014
The taxonomy of Flagellaria (Flagellariaceae)

Patricia H. Wepfer and H. Peter Linder

4. Published 31 March 2015
Panbiogeography, its critics, and the case of the ratite birds

Michael Heads

5. Published 31 March 2015
A revision of Melicytus (Violaceae) in mainland Australia and Tasmania

V. Stajsic, N. G. Walsh, R. Douglas, A. Messina and B. P. J. Molloy

6. Published 31 March 2015
Multiple lines of evidence clarify limits of Allocasuarina thalassoscopica, A. defungens and A. littoralis (Allocasuarina sect. Cylindropitys, Casuarinaceae)

Phillip F. Rose, Karen L. Wilson, Ian R. H. Telford, Robert W. Lamont and Jeremy J. Bruhl

7. Published 29 June 2015
Distribution of morphological diversity within widespread Australian species of Poa (Poaceae, tribe Poeae) and implications for taxonomy of the genus

Joanne L. Birch, Freya M. Berwick, Neville G. Walsh, David J. Cantrill and Daniel J. Murphy

8. Published 29 June 2015
Phylogeny of the fern family Aspleniaceae in Australasia and the south-western Pacific

Daniel J. Ohlsen, Leon R. Perrie, Lara D. Shepherd, Patrick J. Brownsey and Michael J. Bayly

9. 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

10. Published 29 June 2015
Bush Blitz: journeys of discovery in the Australian outback

Michael Preece, Jo Harding and Judy G. West

11. Published 9 December 2014
A systematic study of Bonnaya section Bonnaya (Linderniaceae)

Yi-Shuo Liang and Jenn-Che Wang

12. Published 29 June 2015
A chloroplast phylogeny of Zieria (Rutaceae) in Australia and New Caledonia shows widespread incongruence with species-level taxonomy

Rosemary A. Barrett, Michael J. Bayly, Marco F. Duretto, Paul I. Forster, Pauline Y. Ladiges and David J. Cantrill

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

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

14. 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

15. 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

16. Published 29 June 2015
Four new species of Goodeniaceae from Western Australia, including the smallest species in the family, a putative seed-article elaiosome and possible floral mimicry in Lechenaultia

Russell L. Barrett and Matthew D. Barrett

17. Published 29 June 2015
Taxonomic status and distribution of the critically endangered Christmas Island spleenwort (Asplenium listeri, Aspleniaceae): it is not as rare as we thought

Daniel J. Ohlsen, Leon R. Perrie, Lara D. Shepherd and Michael J. Bayly

18. 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

19. 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

20. Published 29 June 2015
Two new species of Tricoryne (Hemerocallidaceae) from the Midwest region of Western Australia

Terry D. Macfarlane and Gregory J. Keighery

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