European Journal of Taxonomy

The European Journal of Taxonomy is a peer-reviewed international journal in descriptive taxonomy, covering the eukaryotic world. Its content is fully electronic and Open Access. It is published and funded by a consortium of European natural history institutions. Neither authors nor readers have to pay fees. All articles published in EJT are compliant with the different nomenclatural codes. EJT is an archived and indexed journal that welcomes scientific contributions from all over the world, both in content and authorship. If you have any questions about EJT, please contact us

Natural history institutions are welcomed to join the EJT consortium and to get involved if they share the following principles:
- descriptive taxonomic research is essential to safeguard our planet’s biodiversity, and remains one of the core missions of natural history institutions and their staff;
- dissemination of original research, as well as the ability to use and reuse data as freely as possible is the key to innovation and further advancement of science;
- publishing is part of the research process, and natural history institutions should be able to preserve their in-house publishing expertise;
- scholarly publications should be made accessible to all, at no charge



Frederik Leliaert is the new botany editor of EJT

Frederik is scientific director at the Botanic Garden Meise and a visiting professor at Ghent University (Belgium).  Frederik is our new Topical editor for Botany and will handle botanical manuscripts (in the widest sense) as from March 2017.  
Posted: 2017-02-22 More...

Watch this site: EJT publishes the “DNA Library of Life” this coming February!

As from Monday January 30th 2017, EJT will publish in rapid sequence a series of 20 papers, belonging to a special issue on the “DNA Library of Life”. This special set of papers results from the project “Bibliothèque du vivant”, which was funded by three French institutions (CNRS, INRA and MNHN). The project ran between 2011 and 2013 and provided access to sequencing power, offered by the Genoscope ( to 105 research teams.  
Posted: 2017-01-24 More...
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No 312 (2017): Description of 11 new Astiella (Spermacoceae, Rubiaceae) species endemic to Madagascar


Section: Botany; pp. 1–40, 16 figures, 18 references;

accepted: 1 August 2016; published: 25 April 2017

Table of Contents


Inge Groeninckx, Steven Janssens, Erik Smets, Brecht Verstraete