Phytotaxa ISSN 1179-3155 (print);   ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

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Phytotaxa 204 (1): 033–048 (27 March 2015)
Three New Species of Tursiocola (Bacillariophyta) from the Skin of the West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus)

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The first anniversary of Phytotaxa in the International Year of Biodiversity | A new international journal for rapid publication of botanical taxonomy | Phytotaxa 100: The rise of a major journal in systematic and taxonomic botany | The making of World's largest journal in systematic botany


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Most-cited papers 

One hundred new species of lichenized fungi: a signature of undiscovered global diversity

Moss diversity: A molecular phylogenetic analysis of genera

A linear sequence of extant families and genera of lycophytes and ferns

Fungal symbioses in bryophytes: New insights in the Twenty First Century

20,000 species and five key markers: The status of molecular bryophyte phylogenetics

Most-read papers 

A revision of Geonoma (Arecaceae)

A revision of the Andean wax palms, Ceroxylon (Arecaceae)

One hundred new species of lichenized fungi: a signature of undiscovered global diversity

A revision of Desmoncus (Arecaceae)

Syngonanthus restingensis (Eriocaulaceae): A remarkable new species endemic to Brazilian coastal shrublands



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