Bell, N.E., Kariyawasam, I.U., Hedderson T.A. & Hyvonen. J., 2015. Delongia gen. nov., a new genus of Polytrichaceae (Bryophyta) with two disjunct species in East Africa and the Himalaya. Taxon 64: 893 – 910.

Bello A., Daru B.H., Stirton C.H., Chimphango S.B.M., van der Bank M., Maurin O. & Muasya A.M., 2015. DNA barcodes reveal microevolutionary signals in fire response trait in two legume genera. AoB PLANTS 7: plv124

Bello A., Stirton C.H., Chimphango S.B.M. & Muasya A.M., 2015. Psoralea diturnerae and P. vanberkelae (Psoraleeae, Fabaceae): two new species restricted to the Core Cape Region of South Africa. PhytoKeys 44: 97–107

Bergh N.G., Haiden S.A., Verboom G.A. 2015. Molecular phylogeny of the ‘Cape snow’ genus Syncarpha (Asteraceae:Gnaphalieae) reveals a need for generic re-delimitation. South African Journal of Botany 100: 219–227

Boo G.H., Le Gall L., Rousseau F., De Reviers B., Coppejans E., Anderson R. & Boo S.M. 2015. Phylogenetic relationships of Gelidiella (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) from Madagascar with a description of Gelidiella incrassata sp. nov. Cryptogamie, Algologie. 36(2):219-237. DOI:10.7872/crya.v36.iss2.2015.219.

Bouchenak-Khelladi Y., Onstein R.E., Xing Y., Schwery O. & Linder H.P. 2015. On the complexity of triggering evolutionary radiations. New Phytologist 207: 313-326.

Bradshaw P.L., Colville J.F. & Linder H.P., 2015. Optimising Regionalisation Techniques: Identifying Centres of Endemism in the Extraordinarily Endemic-Rich Cape Floristic Region. PLoS ONE, 10, e0132538.

Bruyns P. V., Klak C., & Hanáček P., 2015. Recent radiation of Brachystelma and Ceropegia (Apocynaceae) across the Old World against a background of climatic change. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 90: 49-66.

Dludlu M.N., Muasya A.M., Chimphango S.B.M., & Stirton C.H., 2015. Taxonomy of the southern African Psoralea aphylla complex (Psoraleeae, Leguminosae). South African Journal of Botany 97: 77-100.

García-Madrid A.S., Muasya A.M., Álvarez I., Cantó P. & Molina J.A., 2015. Towards resolving phylogenetic relationships in the Ficinia clade and description of the new genus Afroscirpoides (Cypereae, Cyperaceae). Taxon 64: 688-702.

Hedderson, T.A., Gwynne-Evans, D., Ah-Peng C., & Ribeiro D., 2015. A Contribution to the Bryoflora of Mozambique from the "Google Forest", Mabu Mountain, Zambezia Province. Journal of Bryology 37: 42 – 48. 

Hernández-Ledesma P., Berendsohn W.G., Borsch, T., Von Mering S., Akhani H. Arias S. Castañeda-Noa I. Eggli U. Eriksson R., Flores-Olvera H. Fuentes-Bazán S. Kadereit G. Klak, C. Korotkova N. Nyffeler R. Ocampo G. Ochoterena H. Oxelman B. Rabeler R.K. Sanchez A. Schlumpberger B.O. &. Uotila P., 2015. A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Willdenowia 45 (3): 281-383. DOI:

Hoffmann V., Verboom G.A., & Cotterill F.P.D., 2015. Dated Plant Phylogenies Resolve Neogene Climate and Landscape Evolution in the Cape Floristic Region PLoS ONE 10(9), 48e0137847. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137847

Huisman J.M., Dixon R.R.M., Hart F.N., Verbruggen H., Anderson R.J., 2015. The South African estuarine specialist Codium tenue (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) discovered in a south-western Australian estuary. Botanica Marina 58 (6): 511-521. (Note – appeared in 2016!)

Ito Y., Ohi-Toma T., Tanaka N., Murata J., & Muasya A.M., 2015. Phylogeny of Ruppia (Ruppiaceae) Revisited: Molecular and Morphological Evidence for a New Species from Western Cape, South Africa. Systematic Botany 40 (4): 942–949.

Klak, C., Bruyns, P.V., 2015. Notes on Ruschia dichroa (Aizoaceae): An endemic to the arid mountain fynbos of the Western Cape, South Africa. Haseltonia 21: 60-67.

Klak, C., Helme, N.A. & Bruyns. P.V., 2015. Cheiridopsis alba-oculata (Aizoaceae: Ruschioideae, Ruschieae), a new quartz-endemic from southern Namaqualand, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 96: 1-5.

Klak, C., Hanáček, P. & Bruyns, P.V., 2015. A phylogeny and revised classification for the Apatesieae (Aizoaceae: Ruschioideae) with a comparison of centres of diversity.

Lemaire B., Dlodlo O., Chimphango S., Stirton C., Schrire B., Boatwright J.S., Honnay O., Smets E., Sprent J., James E.K., & Muasya A.M. 2015. Symbiotic diversity, specificity and distribution of rhizobia in native legumes of the core Cape Subregion (South Africa). FEMS. Microbiology Ecology 91: 1–17.

Lemaire B., Van Cauwenberghe J., Chimphango S., Stirton C., Honnay O.,  Smets. E., Muasya A.M. 2015. Recombination and horizontal transfer of nodulation and ACC deaminase (acdS) genes within Alpha-and Betaproteobacteria nodulating legumes of the Cape Fynbos biome. FEMS. Microbiology Ecology 91 (11), fiv118.

Linder, H.P. & Bouchenak-Khelladi, Y. 2015. The causes of southern African spatial patterns in species richness: speciation, extinction and dispersal in the Danthonioideae (Poaceae). Journal of Biogeography, 42, 914-924.

Linder, H.P. & Helme, N.A. 2015. Elegia namaquense (Restionaceae), a new species from the Namaqualand coastal plain, Northern Cape, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany, 99, 17-20.

Linder, H.P. & Verboom, G.A. 2015. The Evolution of Regional Species Richness: The History of the Southern African Flora. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 46, 393-412.

Mattio L., Anderson R.J., Bolton J.J., 2015. A revision of the genus Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 98: 95-107.

Mattio L., Anderson R.J., Bolton J.J., 2015. Contribution to the revision of the genus Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in Madagascar using morphological and molecular data. Cryptogamie, Algologie, 36 (2): 143-169

Norup, M.F., Petersen, G., Burrows, S., Bouchenak-Khelladi, Y., Leebens-Mack, J., Pires, J.C., Linder, H.P. & Seberg, O. 2015. Evolution of Asparagus L. (Asparagaceae): Out-of-South-Africa and multiple origins of sexual dimorphism. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 92, 25-44

Onstein, R.E., Carter, R.J., Xing, Y., Richardson, J.E. & Linder, H.P. 2015. Do Mediterranean-type ecosysteMs. have a common history?—Insights from the Buckthorn family (Rhamnaceae). Evolution, 69, 756-771.

Rothman M.D., Mattio L., Wernberg T., Anderson R.J., Uwai S., Mohring M.B., Bolton J.J., 2015. A molecular investigation of the genus Ecklonia (Phaeophyceae, Laminariales) with special focus on the Southern Hemisphere. Journal of Phycology 51, 236–246 (2015) DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12264.

Schwery, O., Onstein, R.E., Bouchenak-Khelladi, Y., Xing, Y., Carter, R.J. & Linder, H.P. 2015. As old as the mountains: the radiations of the Ericaceae. New Phytol, 207

Verboom, G A, Bergh, N.G., Haiden, S.A., Hoffmann, V. & Britton, M.N. 2015. Topography as a driver of diversification in the Cape Floristic Region of South Africa. New Phytologist 207: 368–376: 2015

Wilkin, P. & Muasya A.M., 2015. Clarifying the Dioscorea buchananii Benth. species complex: a new potentially extinct subspecies for South Africa PhytoKeys 48: 51–72.