Bello, A, Stirton CH, Chimphango, SBM, Muasya AM. 2017. Taxonomic revision of African Psoralea pinnata species complex (Psoraleeae, Leguminosae). South African Journal of Botany 112: 128–179.

Bentley, J, Verboom, GA, Bergh, NG. 2017. Species-level phylogenetic analysis in the Relhania clade of “everlastings” and a new generic treatment of species previously assigned to Macowania and Arrowsmithia (Asteraceae: Gnaphalieae). Taxon 66: 1421-1438.

Bouchenak-Khelladi, Y, Linder, HP. 2017. Frequent and parallel habitat transitions as driver of unbounded radiations in the Cape flora. Evolution 71: 2548-2561.

Bruyns, PV, Klak, C, Hanáček, P. 2017. A revised, phylogenetically-based concept of Ceropegia (Apocynaceae). South African Journal of Botany 112: 399-436.

Clark, VR, Timberlake, JR, Hyde, MA, Mapaura, A, Coates Palgrave, M, Wursten, BT, Ballings, P, Burrows, JE, Linder, HP, McGregor, GK, Chapano, C, Plowes, DCH, Childes, SL, Dondeyne, S, Müller, T, Barker, NP. 2017. A first comprehensive account of floristic diversity and endemism on the Nyanga massif, Manica highlands (Zimbabwe-Mozambique). Kirkia 19: 1-53.

Dludlu, MN, Chimphango, S, Stirton, CH, Muasya, AM. 2017. Distinct edaphic habitats are occupied by discrete legume assemblages with unique indicator species in the Cape Peninsula of South Africa. Journal of Plant Ecology 11: 632–644.

Elliott, TL, Muasya, AM. 2017. Taxonomic realignment in the southern African Tetraria (Cyperaceae, tribe Schoeneae; Schoenus clade). South African Journal of Botany 112: 354–360.

Francis, C, Bolton, JJ, Mattio, L, Mandiwana-Neudani, TG, Anderson, RJ. 2017. Molecular systematics reveals increased diversity within the South African Laurencia complex (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 53: 804-819.

Ito, Y, Tanaka, N, Albach, DC, Barfod, AS, Oxelman, B, Muasya, AM. 2017. Molecular phylogeny of the cosmopolitan aquatic plant genus Limosella (Scrophulariaceae) with a particular focus on the origin of the Australasian L. curdieana. Journal of Plant Research 130: 107–116.

Karger, DN, Conrad, O, Böhner, J, Kawohl, T, Kreft, H, Soria-Auza, RW, Zimmermann, NE, Linder, HP, Kessler, M. 2017. Climatologies at high resolution for the earth's land surface areas. Scientific Data 4: 170122 (172017). Available at

Klak, C, Bruyns, PV. 2017. Leipoldtia nevillei (Aizoaceae: Ruschieae), a new species from coastal Namaqualand, South Africa. Haseltonia 23: 92-98.

Klak, C, Hanáček, P, Bruyns, PV. 2017. Disentangling Aizooideae: Recircumscription of genera and a new subfamily in Aizoaceae. Taxon 66: 1147-1170.

Klak, C, Hanáček, P, Bruyns, PV. 2017. Out of southern Africa: Origin, biogeography and age of the Aizooideae (Aizoaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 109: 203-216.

Kogame, K, Uwai, S, Anderson, RJ, Choi, H-G, Bolton, JJ. 2017. DNA barcoding of South African geniculate coralline red algae. South African Journal of Botany 108: 337-341.

Larridon, I, Verboom GA, Muasya, AM. 2017. (2555) Proposal to conserve the name Tetraria (Cyperaceae) with a conserved type. Taxon 66: 1226–1227.

Le Roux, MM, Wilkin, P, Balkwill, K, Boatwright, JS, Bytebier, B, Filer, D, Klak, C, Klopper, RR, Koekemoer, M, Livermore, L, Lubke, R, Magee, AR, Manning, JC, Paton, A, Pearce, M, Slingsby, J, van Wyk, B-E, Victor, JE, von Staden, L. 2017. Producing a plant diversity portal for South Africa. Taxon 66: 421-431.

Linder, HP, Bouchenak-Khelladi, Y. 2017. Adaptive radiations should not be simplified: The case of the danthonioid grasses. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 117: 179-190.

Linder, HP, Suda, J, Weiss-Schneeweiss, H, Trávníček, P, Bouchenak-Khelladi, Y. 2017. Patterns, causes and consequences of genome size variation in Restionaceae of the Cape flora. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 183: 515-531.

Linder, HP. 2017. East African Cenozoic vegetation history. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews 26: 300-312.

Muasya, AM, Lemaire, B, Dludlu, MN, Chimphango, SBM, Stirton, CH. 2017. Rhizobia and legumes - does the diversity of symbionts determine legume biogeography? [Abstract]. South African Journal of Botany 109: 356. Available: 

Powell, RF, Klak, C, Boatwright, JS, Magee, AR. 2017. A Taxonomic Revision of Schlechteranthus subgenus Microphyllus (Ruschieae; Aizoaceae). Systematic Botany 42: 943–963. DOI 10.1600/036364417X696429

Powell, RF, Boatwright, JS, Klak, C, Magee, AR. 2017. Inclusion of Ihlenfeldtia and Odontophorus in Cheiridopsis (Ruschioideae; Aizoaceae) with insights into generic and subgeneric circumscriptions within the Conophytum-clade. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 184: 457-484.

Richner, N, Holderegger, R, Linder, HP, Walter, T. 2017. Dramatic decline in the Swiss arable flora since the 1920s. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 241: 179-192.

Richner, N, Walter, T, Linder, HP, Holderegger, R. 2017. Arable weed seed bank of grassland on former arable fields in mountain regions. Folia Geobotanica 53(1): 49—61.

Rothman, MD, Mattio, L, Anderson, RJ, Bolton, JJ. 2017. A phylogeographical investigation of the genus Laminaria, with particular emphasis on the South Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Phycology 53:778-789.

Sieben, EJJ, Glen RP, Muasya AM. 2017. The wetland flora of South Africa: Occurrence patterns, frequency and dominace across a diverse landscape. Aquatic Botany 142: 112–118.

Sieben, EJJ, Kotze, DC, Job, NM, Muasya, AM. 2017. The sclerophyllous wetlands on quartzite substrates in South Africa: Floristic description, classification and explanatory environmental factors. South African Journal of Botany 113: 54–61.

Smit, AJ, Bolton, JJ, Anderson, RJ. 2017. Seaweeds in Two Oceans: Beta-Diversity. Front. Mar. Sci. 4: 404. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00404

Stirton, CH, Muasya, AM. 2017. Ten new species and a new record for the genus Otholobium (Psoraleeae, Leguminosae) from South Africa. Kew Bulletin 72(4): 50.

Testoni, D, Linder, HP. 2017. Synoptic taxonomy of Cortaderia Stapf (Danthonioideae, Poaceae). PhytoKeys 76: 39-69.

THE LEGUME PHYLOGENY WORKING GROUP (LPWG). 2017. A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny. Taxon 66: 44–77. Multi-author paper, includes C.H. Stirton.

Tshiila, AA, Chimphango, SBM, Viljoen J-A, Muasya, AM. 2017. Two new species in the Ficinia indica complex (Cyperaceae, tribe Cypereae) from South Africa. Phytotaxa 295: 49–59.

Wangwasit, K, Muasya, AM, Chantaranothai, P, Simpson, DA. 2017. Taxonomy and phylogenetic position of Fimbristylis fusiformis, a new species of Cyperaceae from Thailand. Blumea 62: 47–62.