Alexander N. Schmidt-Lebuhn

Dr. rer. nat. University of Göttingen, 2005

Dipl.-Biol. University of Göttingen, 2002

Alexander Schmidt-Lebuhn

Phone: (+61) 262465498


Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research
CSIRO Plant Industry
GPO Box 1600
Canberra ACT 2601


Phylogenetics, evolution and alpha-taxonomy of young groups of closely related species, especially in Australian native daisies (Asteraceae); phylogenetic systematics.


Barrett, R.L., Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N., Thiele, K.R. (2013). Two Western Australian species of Ozothamnus transferred to Pithocarpa (Asteraceae, Gnaphalieae). Nuytsia 23: 103–108.

Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N., Knerr, N.J., Kessler, M. (2013). Non-geographic collecting biases in herbarium specimens of Australian daisies (Asteraceae). Biodiversity and Conservation 22: 905–919.

Schmidt-Lebuhn A.N. (2012). Fallacies and false premises - a critical assessment of the arguments for the recognition of paraphyletic taxa in botany. Cladistics 28: 174–187.

Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N., Constable, L. (2012). Phylogenetic relationships of the Australasian shrubby everlastings Ozothamnus and Cassinia (Asteraceae: Asteroideae: Gnaphalieae). Cladistics .

Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N., Knerr, N.J., González-Orozco, C.E. (2012). Distorted perception of the spatial distribution of diversity through uneven collecting efforts: the example of the Asteraceae plant family in Australia. Journal of Biogeography 39: 2072–2080.

Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N., De Vos, J.M., Keller, B., Conti, E. (2012). Phylogenetic analysis of Primula section Primula reveals rampant non-monophyly among morphologically distinct species. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65: 23–34.

Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N., Fuchs, J., Hertel, D., Hirsch, H., Toivonen, J., Kessler, M. (2010). An Andean radiation: polyploidy in the tree genus Polylepis (Rosaceae, Sanguisorbeae). Plant Biology 12(6): 917–926.

Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N. (2008). Ethnobotany, biochemistry and pharmacology of Minthostachys (Lamiaceae). Journal of Ethnopharmacology 118: 343–353.

Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N. (2008). Revision of the genus Minthostachys (Labiatae). Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 98: 1–75.

Schmidt-Lebuhn, A.N., Kessler, M., Hensen, I. (2007). Hummingbirds as drivers of plant speciation? Trends in Plant Science 12(8): 329–331.


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