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Selected Publications


Escobari B., Borsch T. & Kilian N. 2023: Generic concepts and species diversity within the Gynoxyoid clade (Senecioneae, Compositae). – PhytoKeys 234: 61–106.

Vogt R. & Gottschlich G. 2023: Type material in the Hieracium (Compositae: Cichorieae) collection of Joseph Bornmüller. – Phytotaxa 613: 81–126.

Zhang J.-W., Kilian N., Huang J.-H. & Sun H. 2023: Ixeridium sagittarioides (Asteraceae-Cichorieae) revisited: range extension and molecular evidence for its systematic position in the Lactuca alliance. – PhytoKeys 230: 115-130.

Zografidis A., Koutroumpa K., Liveri E. & Dimopoulos P. 2023: Centaurea dolopica (Asteraceae, Cardueae), a new species of section Acrocentron from Greece. – Phytotaxa 584: 173–185.


Hatami E., Jones K. E. & Kilian N. 2022: New insights into the relationships within subtribe Scorzonerinae (Cichorieae, Asteraceae) using hybrid capture phylogenomics (Hyb-Seq). – Frontiers Pl. Sci. 13(851716): 1-29.

Oberprieler C., Conti F., Dorfner M., Eder S.-M., Heuschneider A., Ott T., Scheunert A. & Vogt R. 2022: The taxonomy of Leucanthemum ircutianum (Asteraceae, Anthemideae) in the Apennine Peninsula based on AFLP fingerprinting, plastid DNA sequence variation and eco-climatological niche reconstruction. – Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 199: 830–848.

Oberprieler C., Töpfer A., Dorfner M., Stock M. & Vogt R. 2022: An updated subtribal classification of Compositae tribe Anthemideae based on extended phylogenetic reconstructions. – Willdenowia 52: 117–149.

Ott T., Schall M., Vogt R. & Oberprieler C. 2022: The warps and wefts of a polyploidy complex: integrative species delimitation of the diploid Leucanthemum (Compositae, Anthemideae) representatives. – Plants 11(1878): 1–19.

Vogt R. & Gottschlich G. 2022: Ferdinand Tessendorff (1879–1924) and his Hieracium collection. – Willdenowia 52: 83–90.

Güzel M., Kilian N., Sennikov A., Coşkunçelebi K., Makbul S., Gültepe M. 2022: Caucasoseris, a new genus of subtribe Chondrillinae (Asteraceae: Cichorieae) for the enigmatic Prenanthes abietina. – Willdenowia 52: 103-115.


Escobari B., Borsch T., Quedensley T. S. & Gruenstaeudl M. 2021: Plastid phylogenomics of the gynoxoid group (Senecioneae, Asteraceae) highlights the importance of motif-based sequence alignment amid low genetic distances.  – Amer. J. Bot. 108: 2235–2256.

Yin Z.-J., Wang Z.-H., Kilian N., Liu Y., Peng H. & Zhao M.X. 2021: Mojiangia oreophila (Crepidinae, Cichorieae, Asteraceae), a new species and genus from Mojiang County, SW Yunnan, China, and putative successor of the maternal Faberia ancestor. – Pl. Diversity

Güzel M. E., Coşkunçelebi K., Kilian N., Makbul S. & Gültepe M. 2021: Phylogeny and systematics of the Lactucinae (Asteraceae) focusing on their SW Asian centre of diversity. – Pl. Syst. Evol. 307, 7: 1-14.

Baldesi G. & Kilian N. 2021: A new gypsicolous species of Launaea (Asteraceae, Cichorieae) from north Somalia. – Phytotaxa 501: 195-200(Link ist extern).

Vogt R., Wagner F. & Oberprieler C. 2021: The genus Heteromera (Compositae, Anthemideae). – Willdenowia 51: 233–249.


Raab-Straube E. von & Lidén M. 2020: Saussurea solaris (Asteraceae, Cardueae), a new species from East Himalaya first collected by Francis Kingdon-Ward in 1938 and rediscovered in 2013. – Symb. Bot. Upsal. 40: 130–133.

Wang Z.-H., Kilian N., Chen Y.-P. & Peng H. 2020: Sinoseris (Crepidinae, Cichorieae, Asteraceae), a new genus of three species endemic to China, one of them new to science. – Willdenowia 50: 91–110.

Hatami E., Mirtadzadini M., Bordbar F. & Jones K. E. 2020: Delimitation of Iranian species of Scorzonera subg. Podospermum and S. subg. Pseudopodospermum (Asteraceae, Cichorieae) based on morphological and molecular data. – Willdenowia 50: 39–63.

Zaika M. A., Kilian N., Jones K., Krinitsina A. A., Nilova M. V., Speranskaya A. S. & Sukhorukov A. P. 2020: Scorzonera sensu lato (Asteraceae, Cichorieae) – taxonomic reassessment in the light of new molecular phylogenetic and carpological analyses. – PhytoKeys 137: 1-85.

Wagner F., Ott T., Schall M., Lautenschlager U., Vogt R. & Oberprieler C. 2020: Taming the Red Bastards: Hybridisation and species delimitation in the Rhodanthemum arundanum-group (Compositae, Anthemideae). – Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 144: 106702.

Buttler K. P. & Vogt R. 2020: Chromosomenzahlen in der Gattung Leucanthemum Mill. (Compositae-Anthemideae) in Deutschland. – Kochia 13: 1-16.


Wagner F., Ott T., Zimmer C., Reichhart V., Vogt R. & Oberprieler C. 2019: ‘At the crossroads towards polyploidy’: Genomic divergence and extent of homoploid hybridisation are drivers for the formation of the ox‐eye daisy polyploid complex (Leucanthemum, Compositae‐Anthemideae). – New Phytol. 223: 2039-2053.

Oberprieler C., Schinhärl L., Wagner F., Hugot L. & Vogt R. 2019: Karyological and molecular analysis of Leucanthemum (Compositae, Anthemideae) in Corsica. – Willdenowia 49: 411-420.

Silakadze N., Kilian N., Korotkova N., Mosulishvili M. & Borsch T. 2019: Multiple evolutionary origins of high mountain bellflowers with solitary flowers and calyx scales render a core Caucasian clade of the Scapiflorae group (Campanulaceae). – Syst. Biodiv.

Jones K. E., Fér T., Schmickl R. E., Dikow R. B., Funk V. A., Herrando‐Moraira S., Johnston P. R., Kilian N., Siniscalchi C. M., Susanna A., Slovák M., Thapa R., Watson L. E. & Mandel J. R. 2019: An empirical assessment of a single family‐wide hybrid capture locus set at multiple evolutionary timescales in Asteraceae. – Appl. Pl. Sci.

Szukala A., Korotkova N., Gruenstaeudl M., Sennikov A. N., Lazkov G. A., Litvinskaya S. A., Gabrielian E., Borsch T. & Raab-Straube E. von 2019: Phylogeny of the Eurasian genus Jurinea (Asteraceae: Cardueae): Support for a monophyletic genus concept and a first hypothesis on overall species relationships. – Taxon 68: 112–131.


Jones K. E., Schilling E. E., Dias E. F. & Kilian N. 2018: Northern Hemisphere disjunctions in Lactuca (Cichorieae, Asteraceae): independent Eurasia to North America migrations and allopolyploidization. – Willdenowia 48: 259–284.

Yin Z.-J., Kilian N., Li B.-Z., Sun H.-Y., Zhao M.-X. & Wang Z.-H. 2018: A new species of Melanoseris (Lactucinae, Cichorieae, Asteraceae) from SW Xizang, China, based on morphological and molecular data. – Phytotaxa 357: 189–197.

Henning T., Plitzner P., Güntsch A., Berendsohn W. G., Müller A. & Kilian N. 2018: Building compatible and dynamic character matrices – Current and future use of specimen-based character data. – Bot. Lett.

Güzel M. E., Kilian N., Gültepe M., Kandemır A. & Coşcunçuncelebı K. 2018: Contributions to the taxonomy of Lactuca (Asteraceae) in Turkey. – Turk. J. Bot. 42: 197–207.

Dias E. F., Kilian N., Silva L., Schaefer H., Carine M., Rudall P. J., Santos-Guerra A., Moura M. 2018: Phylogeography of the Macaronesian lettuce species Lactuca watsoniana and L. palmensis (Asteraceae). – Biochem. Genet.

Lo Presti R. M., Oberprieler C. & Vogt R. 2018: Tribus VI - Anthemideae (gen. 56-79). – Pp. 815-881 in: Pignatti S. (ed.), Flora d'Italia, ed. 2. – Milano: Edagricole.

Oberprieler C., Konowalik K., Fackelmann A. & Vogt R. 2018: Polyploid speciation across a suture zone: Phylogeography and species delimitation in S French Leucanthemum Mill. representatives (Compositae-Anthemideae). – Pl. Syst. Evol. 304: 1141-1155

Vogt R., Konowalik K. & Oberprieler C. 2018: Karyological analysis reveals two new polyploid marguerite taxa (Leucanthemum Mill., Compositae-Anthemideae) in S France and NW Italy. – Willdenowia 48: 221-226.


Plitzner P., Henning T., Müller A., Güntsch A., Karam N., Kilian N. 2017: Bottom-up taxon characterisations with shared knowledge: describing specimens in a semantic context. – CEUR Workshop Proceedings 1933

Kilian N., Sennikov A., Wang Z.-H., Gemeinholzer B. & Zhang J.-W. 2017: Sub-Paratethyan origin and Middle to Late Miocene principal diversification of the Lactucinae (Cichorieae, Compositae) inferred from molecular phylogenetics, divergence-dating and biogeographic analysis. – Taxon 66: 675-703.

Kilian N., Hand R., Hadjikyriakou G. N., Christodoulou Ch. S. & Bou Dagher-Kharrat M. 2017: Astartoseris (Cichorieae, Asteraceae), a new, systematically isolated monospecific genus accommodating Lactuca triquetra endemic to Lebanon and Cyprus. — Willdenowia 47: 115–125.

Mandel J. R, Barker M. S., Bayer R. J., Dikow R. B, Gao T., Jones K. E., Keeley S., Kilian N., Ma H., Siniscalchi C. M., Susanna A., Thapa R., Watson L.  & Funk V. A. 2017: The Compositae Tree of Life in the age of phylogenomics. – J. Syst. Evol. DOI: 10.1111/jse.12265. Full text

Doostmohammadi M. & Kilian N. 2017: Lactuca pumila (Asteraceae, Cichorieae) revisited—additional evidence for a phytogeographical link between SE Zagros and Hindu Kush. – Phytotaxa 307: 133–140.

Kilian N., Galbany-Casals M., Sommerer R., Oberprieler C., Smissen R., Miller A. & Rabe K. 2017: Systematics of Libinhania, a new endemic genus of Gnaphalieae (Asteraceae) from the Socotra archipelago (Yemen), inferred from plastid, low-copy nuclear and nuclear ribosomal DNA loci. – Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 183: 373-412.

Raab-Straube E. von 2017: Taxonomic revision of Saussurea subgenus Amphilaena (Compositae, Cardueae). – Englera 34 (274 p.)

Jones, K. E., Korotkova N., Petersen J., Henning T., Borsch T. & Kilian N. 2017: Dynamic diversification history with rate upshifts in Holarctic bell-flowers (Campanula and allies). – Cladistics 33: 637–666.

Wagner F., Härtl S., Vogt R. & Oberprieler C. 2017: “Fix Me Another Marguerite!”: Species delimitation in a group of intensively hybridizing lineages of ox‐eye daisies (Leucanthemum Mill., Compositae‐Anthemideae). – Molec. Ecol. 26: 4260–4283


Zhang J. W., Kilian N., Deng T., Souliya O. & Sun H. 2016: Melanoseris henryi (Asteraceae-Cichorieae) revisited: a new record of genus and species from the flora of Lao PDR with its systematic position. – J. Jap. Bot. 91 (Special Issue): 107–114.

Oberprieler C. & Vogt R. 2016: On the taxonomic position of Tanacetum funkii (Anthemideae, Compositae). – Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 73: e046.

Monge M., Kilian N., Anderberg A. A. & Semir J. 2016: Two new records of Lactuca L. (Cichorieae, Asteraceae) in South America. – Revista Brasil. Bioci. 14: 117–123.

Parolly G., Raab-Straube E. von & Vogt R. 2016: Familie: Asteraceae [Compositae], Korbblütler, Köpfchenblütler. – Pp. 705–784 in: Parolly G. & Rohwer J. G. (ed.), Schmeil-Fitschen. Die Flora Deutschlands und angrenzender Länder. – Wiebelsheim: Quelle & Meyer.

Kadereit J. W., Albach D. C., Ehrendorfer F., Galbany-Casals M., Garcia-Jacas N., Gehrke B., Kadereit G., Kilian N., Klein J. T., Koch M. A., Kropf M., Oberprieler C., Pirie M. D., Ritz C. M., Röser M., Spalik K., Susanna A., Weigend M., Welk E., Wesche K., Zhang L.-B. & Dillenberger M. S. 2016: Which changes are needed to render all genera of the German flora monophyletic? – Willdenowia 46: 39–91.


Kilian N. & Ghazanfar S. A. 2015: Asteraceae (Compositae). – Pp. 201–278, maps p. 348–374 in: Ghazanfar S. A., Flora of the Sultanate of Oman 3. – Scripta Bot. Belg. 55.

Crowl A. A., Visger C. J., Mansion G., Hand R., Wu H.-H., Kamari G., Phitos D. & Cellinese N. 2015: Evolution and biogeography of the endemic Roucela complex (Campanulaceae: Campanula) in the Eastern Mediterranean. – Ecol Evol. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1791

Kilian N., Henning T., Plitzner P., Müller A., Güntsch A., Stöver B. C., Müller K. F., Berendsohn W. G. & Borsch T. 2015: Sample data processing in an additive and reproducible taxonomic workflow by using character data persistently linked to preserved individual specimens. – Database 2015: bav094 http:/

Wang Z.-H., Kilian N. & Peng H. 2015: Notes on Melanoseris lessertiana (Lactucinae, Asteraceae) and morphologically allied species in the Pan-Himalayan Region. – Pl. Diversity Resources 37: 401–406.

Konowalik K., Wagner F., Tomasello S., Vogt R. & Oberprieler C. 2015: Detecting reticulate relationships among diploid Leucanthemum Mill. (Compositae, Anthemideae) taxa using multilocus species tree reconstruction methods and AFLP fingerprinting. – Molec. Phylogenet. Evol.

Enke N., Kunze R., Pustahija F., Glöckner G., Zimmermann J., Oberländer J., Kamari G. & Siljak-Yakovlev S. 2015: Genome size shifts: karyotype evolution in Crepis section Neglectoides (Asteraceae). – Pl. Biol.

Vogt R. & Willing E. 2015: Osteospermum glabrum (Lag.) Willk. – [In: Raab-Straube E. von & Raus T. (ed.), Euro+MedChecklist Notulae, 5]. – Willdenowia 45: 452.


Crowl A. A., Mavrodiev E., Mansion G., Haberle R., Pistarino A., Kamari G., Phitos D., Borsch T. & Cellinese N. 2014: Phylogeny of Campanuloideae (Campanulaceae) with emphasis on the utility of nuclear pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) genes. –  PLoS One 9(4): e94199.

Oberprieler C., Greiner R., Konowalik K. & Vogt R. 2014: The reticulate evolutionary history of the polyploid NW Iberian Leucanthemum pluriflorum clan (Compositae, Anthemideae) as inferred from nrDNA ETS sequence diversity and eco-climatological niche-modelling. – Molec. Phylogen. Evol. 70: 478–491.

Duistermaat H., Gottschlich G., Kadereit J. W., Kilian N., Rottensteiner W. K., Uhlemann I., Vitek E., Vogt R. & Wagenitz G. 2014:  Asteraceae Dumort. – Körbchenblütler. – Pp. 203–297 in: Rottensteiner W. K. (ed.), Exkursionsflora für Istrien. – Klagenfurt: Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein für Kärnten.


Chen, Y. S. & Raab-Straube E. von 2013: A new record and new combination for Dolomiaea (Compositae, Cardueae) in China. – Willdenowia 43: 287–291.

Greiner R., Vogt R. & Oberprieler C. 2013: Evolution of the polyploidy NW Iberian Leucanthemum pluriflorum clan  (Compositae-Anthemideae) based on cpDNA sequence variation and AFLP fingerprinting. – Ann. Bot. 111: 1109–1123.

Wang Y. J., Raab-Straube E. von, Susanna A. & Liu J. Q. 2013: Shangwua (Compositae), a new genus from the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and Himalayas. – Taxon 62: 984–996.

Wang Z.-H., Peng H., Kilian N. 2013: Molecular phylogeny of the Lactuca alliance (Cichorieae subtribe Lactucinae, Asteraceae) with focus on their Chinese centre of diversity detects potential events of reticulation and chloroplast capture. – PLoS ONE 8(12): e82692.


Tremetsberger K., Gemeinholzer B., Zetzsche H., Blackmore S., Kilian N. & Talavera S. [online: 2012; print: 2013]: Divergence time estimation in Cichorieae (Asteraceae) using a fossil-calibrated relaxed molecular clock. – Org. Divers. Evol. 13: 1–13

Enke N., Gemeinholzer B. & Zidorn C. 2012: Molecular and phytochemical systematics of the subtribe Hypochaeridinae (Asteraceae, Cichorieae). – Org. Divers. Evol. 12: 1–16.

Greiner R., Vogt R. & Oberprieler C. 2012: Phylogenetic studies in the polyploidy complex of the genus Leucanthemum Mill. (Compositae, Anthemideae) based on cpDNA sequence variation. – Pl. Syst. Evol. 298: 1407–1414.

Mansion G., Parolly G., Crowl A.A., Mavrodiev E., Cellinese N., Oanesian M., Fraunhofer K., Kamari G., Phitos D., Haberle R., Akaydin G., Ikinci N., Raus T. & Borsch T. 2012: How to handle speciose clades? Mass taxon-sampling as a strategy towards illuminating the natural history of Campanula (Campanuloideae). – PLoS ONE 7(11): e50076.

Kilian N., Djavadi S. B. & Eskandari M. 2012: Two new mountainous species of Lactuca (Cichorieae, Asteraceae)from Iran, one presenting a new, possibly myrmecochorous achene variant. – PhytoKeys 11: 61–77.

Oberprieler C., Konowalik K., Altpeter S.,  Siegert E., Lo Presti R. M. & Vogt R. 2012: Filling of eco-climatological niches in a polyploid complex – A case study in the plant genus Leucanthemum Mill. (Compositae, Anthemideae) from the Iberian Peninsula. – Flora 207: 862–867.


Oberprieler C., Eder C., Meister J. & Vogt R. 2011: AFLP fingerprinting indicates the allopolyploid origin of two members of the Leucanthemum vulgare aggregate (Compositae, Anthemideae) in Central Europe. – Nordic J. Bot. 29: 370–377.

Raab-Straube E. von 2011: The genus Saussurea (Compositae, Cardueae) in China: taxonomic and nomenclatural notes. – Willdenowia 41: 85–95.

Shi Z., Ge X. J.; Kilian N., Kirschner J., Štěpánek J., Sukhorukov A. P., Mavrodiev E. V. & Gottschlich G. 2011: Cichorieae. – Pp. 195–353 in: Wu Z. Y., Raven P. H. & Hong D. Y. (ed.), Flora of China 20–21 (Asteraceae). – Beijing: Science Press & St Louis: Missouri Botanical Garden.

Shi Z., Raab-Straube E. von, Greuter W. & Martins L. 2011. Cardueae. – Pp. 42–194 in: Wu Z. Y., Raven P. H. & Hong D. Y. (ed.), Flora of China 20–21 (Asteraceae). – Beijing: Science Press & St Louis: Missouri Botanical Garden.


Enke N., Fuchs J. & Gemeinholzer B.: Shrinking genomes? Evidence from genome size variation in Crepis (Compositae). – Pl. Biol. 13: 185–193.

Flann C., Greuter W. & Hind D. J. N.: Cassini’s Compositae genera: a nomenclatural and taxonomic assessment. – Taxon 59: 1206–1244.

Kilian N.: Dicoma chatanensis sp. nov. (Compositae) from Yemen, and notes on the other species of Dicomeae on the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra. – Nordic J. Bot. 28: 58–64.

Kilian N., Galbany-Casals M. & Oberprieler C. 2010: Helichrysum nicolai (Compositae, Gnaphalieae), systematics of a new dwarf local endemic of the Cape Verde Islands, W Africa. – Folia Geobotanica 45: 183–199.

Vitek E., Fayvush G., Tamanyan K. & Gemeinholzer B.: New taxa of Gundelia (Compositae) from Armenia. – Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B. 111: 85–99.


Borsch T., Korotkova N., Raus T., Lobin W. & Löhne C.: The petD group II intron as a species level marker: utility for tree inference and species identification in the diverse genus Campanula (Campanulaceae). – Willdenowia 39: 7–33.

Christofides Y. & Vogt R. 2009: Cota austriaca (Jacq.) Sch. Bip. – [In: Hand R. (ed.), Supplementary notes to the flora of Cyprus VI]. – Willdenowia 39: 312.

Enke N.: Contributions towards a revised infrageneric classification of Crepis (Cichorieae, Compositae). – Willdenowia 39: 229–245.

Funk V. A., Anderberg A. A., Baldwin B. G., Bayer R. J., Bonifacino J. M., Breitwieser I., Brouillet L., Carbajal R., Chan R., Coutinho A. X. P., Crawford D. J., Crisi J. V., Dillon M. O., Freire S. E., Galbany-Casals M., Garcia-Jacas N., Gemeinholzer B., Gruenstaeudl M., Hansen H. V., Himmelreich S., Kadereit J. W., Källersjö M., Karaman-Castro V., Karis P.O., Katinas L., Keeley S. C., Kilian N., Kimball R. T., Lowrey T. K., Lundberg J., McKenzie R. J., Tadesse M., Mort M. E., Nordenstam B., Oberprieler C., Ortiz S., Pelser P. B., Randle C. P., Robinson H., Roque N., Sancho G., Semple J. C., Serrano M., Stuessy T. F., Susanna A., Unwin M., Urbatsch L., Urtubey E., Vallès J., Vogt R., Wagstaff S., Ward J., Watson L. E. 2009: Compositae metatrees: the next generation. – P. 747–777 in: Funk V. A., Susanna A., Stuessy T. E. & Bayer R. J. (ed.), Systematics, evolution and biogeography of Compositae. – Vienna: IAPT.

Hand R. & Hadjikyriakou G.: Cynara makrisii (Asteraceae, Cardueae), a new artichoke species in Cyprus. – Willdenowia 39: 77–81

ICN (Hand R., Kilian N. & Raab-Straube E. von; general editors) (continuously updated): International Cichorieae Network: Cichorieae Portal. – Published at

Kilian N., Gemeinholzer B. & Lack H. W. 2009: Cichorieae. – Pp. 343–383 in: Funk V. A., Susanna A., Stuessy T. E. & Bayer R. J. (ed.), Systematics, evolution and biogeography of Compositae. – Vienna: IAPT.

Oberprieler C., Himmelreich S., Källersjö M., Vallès J., Watson L. E. & Vogt R.: Anthemideae. – Pp. 631–666 in: Funk V., Susanna A., Stuessy T. & Bayer R. (ed.), Systematics, Evolution, and Biogeography of the Compositae. – Vienna: IAPT.

Raab-Straube E. von: Saussurea luae (Compositae, Cardueae), a new species of Snow Lotus from China. – Willdenowia 39: 101–106.

Wang Y. J., Susanna A., Raab-Straube E. von, Milne R. & Liu J. Q.: Island-like radiation of Saussurea (Asteraceae: Cardueae) triggered by uplifts of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. – Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 97: 893–903.