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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 4 2015

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Generic boundaries of Leucochrysum and Waitzia (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae) 
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Xénia A. Weber and Alexander N. Schmidt-Lebuhn
pp. 203-218

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Phylogenetic relationships and a new sectional classification of Croton (Euphorbiaceae) in Australia 
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Benjamin W. van Ee , Paul I. Forster and Paul E. Berry
pp. 219-233

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A rare, new species of Atriplex (Chenopodiaceae) comprising two genetically distinct but morphologically cryptic populations in arid Western Australia: implications for taxonomy and conservation 
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Kelly A. Shepherd , Kevin. R. Thiele , Jane Sampson , David Coates and Margaret Byrne
pp. 234-245

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Molecular phylogeny of Chinese Stephania (Menispermaceae) and reassessment of the subgeneric and sectional classifications 
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Daotao Xie , Jiayong He , Jianming Huang , Hui Xie , Yaqin Wang , Yun Kang , Florian Jabbour and Jixian Guo
pp. 246-255

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An expanded phylogeny of the Dennstaedtiaceae ferns: Oenotrichia falls within a non-monophyletic Dennstaedtia, and Saccoloma is polyphyletic 
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Leon R. Perrie , Lara D. Shepherd and Patrick J. Brownsey
pp. 256-264

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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.

    SB15047  Accepted 08 February 2016
    Once more into the wilderness of panbiogeography: a reply to Heads (2014)
    Matt McGlone

    SB15038  Accepted 07 December 2015
    Phylogenomics of the green ash eucalypts (Myrtaceae) – a tale of reticulate evolution and misidentification
    Susan Rutherford, Peter Wilson, Maurizio Rossetto, Stephen Bonser

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


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

Michael Heads

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

Michael Heads

3. 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

4. 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

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

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

6. 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

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 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

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

Michael Preece, Jo Harding and Judy G. West

10. 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

11. 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

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
Molecular homology and multiple-sequence alignment: an analysis of concepts and practice

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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

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 13 November 2015
Biogeographical regionalisation of the world: a reappraisal

Juan J. Morrone

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

Xénia A. Weber and Alexander N. Schmidt-Lebuhn

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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