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.

Original Research

Habitat use by the critically endangered Blue Swallow in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa  
Trevor Hill, Colleen T. Downs, Amy-Leigh Wilson, Carl G. Oellermann, James Wakelin
29 March 2018

Original Research

Celtis sinensis Pers. (Ulmaceae) naturalised in northern South Africa and keys to distinguish between Celtis species commonly cultivated in urban environments  
Stefan J. Siebert, Dennis M. Komape, Madeleen Struwig, Leandra Knoetze
29 March 2018

Original Research

Assessing Clivia taxonomy using the core DNA barcode regions, matK and rbcLa  
Johan J. Spies, Paula Spies
12 March 2018

Short Communication

Mahonia oiwakensis Hayata (=Mahonia lomariifolia) (Berberidaceae): A new species for the alien flora of South Africa  
Thulisile P. Jaca, Mbali A. Mkhize
22 February 2018

Reviewer Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement to reviewers  
Editorial Office
21 December 2017