Bothalia: African Biodiversity & Conservation is published by AOSIS for the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and aims to disseminate knowledge, information and innovative approaches that promote and enhance the wise use and management of biodiversity in order to sustain the systems and species that support and benefit the people of Africa. The journal was previously published as Bothalia, and had served the South African botanical community since 1921. However the expanded mandate of SANBI necessitated a broader scope for the journal, and in 2017, the subtitle, African Biodiversity & Conservation was added to reflect this change. View our Editorial Team.

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Short Communication

How far and how old: Longevity and displacement records from the South African Bird Ringing Scheme for Ardeidae, Threskiornithidae and Ciconiidae  
Sanjo Rose, Hans-Dieter Oschadleus, Dane Paijmans
15 January 2019

Original Research

Fifty shades of red: Lost or threatened bryophytes in Africa  
Jacques van Rooy, Ariel Bergamini, Irene Bisang
14 January 2019

Original Research

Distribution of invasive alien Tithonia (Asteraceae) species in eastern and southern Africa and the socio-ecological impacts of T. diversifolia in Zambia  
Arne Witt, Ross T. Shackleton, Tim Beale, Winnie Nunda, Brian W. van Wilgen
10 January 2019

New Distribution Record

First record of Botryococcus braunii Kützing from Namibia  
Sanet Janse van Vuuren, Anatoliy Levanets
09 January 2019

Nomenclatural Change

A new name in southern African Justicia L. (Acanthaceae)  
John C. Manning
09 January 2019