The Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society publishes original papers on systematic and evolutionary botany and comparative studies of both living and fossil plants. Review papers are also welcomed which integrate fields such as cytology, morphogenesis, palynology and phytochemistry into a taxonomic framework. The Journal will only publish new taxa in exceptional circumstances or as part of larger monographic or phylogenetic revisions.
'Island' grevillea drifts through time
Genetic testing of the bird-pollinated Grevillea georgeana (Proteaceae) on 'terrestrial islands' in WA has found most are so isolated that their evolution has become driven by genetic drift.
X-rays help map seed's salt tolerance
Researchers have used flame photometry and electron microscopy's full-spectrum X-ray mapping to reveal differences in salt uptake and distribution in the seeds of WA coastal plants.
Prickly holly reveals ability to adapt genetics to environmental change
Prickly holly leaves are a traditional Christmas decoration, from wreaths adorning homes, to greeting card scenes. Yet, look closer at a holly tree and while some leaves are prickly, others are not. Scientists writing in ...