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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Nomenclatural Change

Nomenclatural notes on southern African Oxalis species  
Leanne L. Dreyer, Kenneth C. Oberlander, Ronell R. Klopper
03 July 2018

Original Research

Taxonomic notes on the Rhynchosia densiflora group (Phaseoleae, Fabaceae) in South Africa and its segregation from Rhynchosia section Arcyphyllum  
Thulisile P. Jaca, Annah N. Moteetee
19 June 2018

Original Research

Changes in African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) faecal steroid concentrations post-defaecation  
Judith T. Webber, Michelle D. Henley, Yolanda Pretorius, Michael J. Somers, Andre Ganswindt
12 June 2018

Short Communication

Syncolostemon aurulentus (Lamiaceae), a new species from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa  
Mkhipheni A. Ngwenya
12 June 2018

Review Article

Who owns and is responsible for the elephant in the room? Management plans for free-roaming elephant in South Africa  
Andrew C. Blackmore, Arie Trouwborst
07 June 2018