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Turini F.G., Steinert C., Heubl G., Bringmann G., Kimbadi Lombe B., Mudogo V. & Meimberg H. (2014): Microsatellites facilitate species delimitation in Congolese Ancistrocladus (Ancistrocladaceae), a genus with pharmacologically potent naphthylisoquinoline alkaloids. Taxon 63: 329 – 341.

Scheunert A. & Heubl G. (2014): Diversification of Scrophularia (Scrophulariaceae) in the Western Mediterranean and Macaronesia - Phylogenetic relationships, reticulate evolution and biogeographic patterns. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 70: 296 – 313.


Salmaki Y., Zarre S., Ryding O., Lindqvist C., Bräuchler C., Heubl G., Barber J. & Bendiksby M. (2013): Molecular phylogeny of tribe Stachydeae (Lamiaceae subfamily Lamioideae). Mol. Phyl. Evol. 69: 535 – 551.

Bringmann G., Kimbadi Lombe B., Steinert C., Ndjoko Ioset K., Brun R., Turini F.G., Heubl G., Mudogo V. (2013): Mbandakamines A and B, the first unsymmetrically coupled dimeric naphthylisoquinoline alkaloids from a Congolese Ancistrocladus species. Org Lett 15 (11): 2590 – 2593.


Scheunert A., Fleischmann A., Olano-Marín C., Bräuchler C., Heubl G. (2012): Phylogeny of the tribe Rhinantheae (Orobanchaceae) with focus on biogeography, cytology and re-examination of generic concepts. Taxon 61(6): 1269 – 1285.

Heuberger H., Heubl G., Mueller M., et al. (2012): Relatedness and ploidy levels of selected origins as starting material for the breeding of medical Valerian (Valeriana officinalis L. s.l.). Zeitschrift für Arznei- & Gewürzpflanzen 17 (1): 28 – 37.

Rivadavia F., Miranda V.F.O., Hoogenstrijd G., Pinheiro F., Heubl G., Fleischmann A. (2012): Is Drosera meristocaulis a pygmy sundew? Evidence of a long-distance dispersal between Western Australia and northern South America. Annals of Botany 110: 11 – 21.

Salmaki Y., Zarre S., Ryding O., Lindqvist C., Scheunert A., Bräuchler C., Heubl G. (2012): Phylogeny of the tribe Phlomideae (Lamioideae: Lamiaceae) with special focus on Eremostachys and Phlomoides: New insights from nuclear and chloroplast sequences. Taxon 61(1): 161 – 179.


Salmaki Y., Zarre S., Esser H.-J., Heubl G. (2011): Seed and gland morphology in Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae) with focus on their systematic and phylogenetic importance, a case study in Iranian highlands. Flora 206 (11): 957 – 973.

Salmaki Y., Zarre S., Lindqvist C., Heubl G., Bräuchler C. (2011): Comparative leaf anatomy of Stachys (Lamiaceae: Lamioideae) in Iran with a discussion on its subgeneric classification. Plant Syst Evol 294 (1-2): 109 – 125.

Fleischmann A., Rivadavia F., Gonella P.M., Heubl G. (2011): A revision of Genlisea subgenus Tayloria (Lentibulariaceae). Phytotaxa 33: 1 – 40.

Rottloff S., Stieber R., Maischak H., Turini F.G., Heubl G., Mithöfer A. (2011): Functional characterization of a class III acid endochitinase from the traps of the carnivorous pitcher plant genus, Nepenthes. J Exp Bot 62: 4639 – 4647.

Scheunert A., Heubl G. (2011): Relationships of New World Scrophularia L. (Scrophulariaceae): new insights inferred from DNA sequence data. Plant Syst Evol 291(1): 69 – 89.


Heubl G. (2010): New Aspects of DNA-based Authentication of Chinese Medicinal Plants by Molecular Biological Techniques. Planta Med 76 (17): 1963 – 1975.

Heuberger H., Bauer R., Friedl F., Heubl G., Hummelsberger J., Nögel R., Seidenberger R. & P. Torres-Londoño (2010): Cultivation and Breeding of Chinese Medicinal Plants in Germany. Planta Med 76 (17): 1956 – 1963.

Schäferhoff B., Fleischmann A., Fischer E., Albach D.C., Borsch T., Heubl G., Müller K.F. (2010): Towards resolving Lamiales relationships: insights from rapidly evolving chloroplast sequences. BMC Evol Biol 10: 352 – 374.

Turini F.G., Bräuchler C., Heubl G. (2010): Phylogenetic relationships and evolution of morphological characters in Ononis L. (Fabaceae). Taxon 59: 1077 – 1090.

Fleischmann A., Schäferhoff B., Heubl G., Rivadavia F., Barthlott W. & K.F. Müller (2010): Phylogenetics and character evolution in the carnivorous plant genus Genlisea A. St.-Hil. (Lentibulariaceae). Mol. Phyl. Evol. 56: 768 – 783.

Rinner B., Kretschmer N., Knausz H., Mayer A., Boechzelt H., Hao X.J., Heubl G., Efferth T., Schaider H., Bauer R. (2010): A petrol ether extract of the roots of Onosma paniculatum induces cell death in a caspase dependent manner. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 129 (2): 182 – 188.

Bräuchler C., Meimberg H., Heubl G. (2010): Molecular phylogeny of Menthinae (Lamiaceae, Nepetoideae, Mentheae) - taxonomy, biogeography and conflicts. Mol Phylogen Evol 55 (2): 501 – 523.

Heubl G., F.G. Turini, V. Mudogo, I. Kajahn & G. Bringmann (2010): Ancistrocladus ileboensis (Ancistrocladaceae): A new species of liana from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Plant Ecol. Evol. 143 (1): 63 – 69.

Meimberg H., H. Rischer, F.G. Turini, V. Chamchumroon, M. Dreyer, M. Sommaro, G. Bringmann & G. Heubl (2010): Evidence for species differentiation within the Ancistrocladus tectorius complex (Ancistrocladaceae) in Southeast Asia: A molecular approach. Plant Syst. Evol. 284: 77 – 98.


Bomme U., Bauer R., Heubl G. (2009): Field cultivation of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge as a new medicinal plant in Germany, used for the traditional Chinese medicine. Z. Arzn. Gew. Pfl. 14 (1): 25 – 31

Fleischmann A. & G. Heubl (2009): Overcoming DNA extraction problems from carnivorous plants. Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 66(2): 209 – 215.


G. Bringmann, J. Spuziak, J.H. Faber, T. Gulder, I. Kajahn, M. Dreyer, G. Heubl, R. Brun & V. Mudogo (2008): Six new naphthylisoquinoline alkaloids and a related benzopyranone from a Congolese Ancistrocladus species related to Ancistrocladus congolensis. Phytochemistry 69: 1065 – 1075.

C. Bräuchler, A. Doroszenko, H. Esser & G. Heubl (2008): Killickia (Lamiaceae) - a new genus from Kwa Zulu-Natal, South Africa. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 157: 575 – 586.

Gehrke B., Bräuchler C., Romoleroux K., Lundberg M., Heubl G. & Eriksson T. (2008): Molecular phylogenetics of Alchemilla, Aphanes and Lachemilla (Rosaceae) inferred from plastid and nuclear intron and spacer DNA sequences, with comments on generic classification. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 47: 1030 – 1044.

Herl V., Albach D.C., Mueller-Uri F., Bräuchler C., Heubl G. & W. Kreis (2008): Using progesterone 5β-reductase, a gene encoding a key enzyme in the cardenolide biosynthesis, to infer the phylogeny of the genus Digitalis. Plant Syt. Evol. 271: 65 – 78.


C. Bräuchler, H. Meimberg & G. Heubl (2007): News from Old World Clinopodium - new combinations and valid names for section Pseudomelissa (former Micromeria). Taxon (in press).

H. Meimberg, H. Rischer, M. Dreyer, M. Sommaro, G. Bringmann, G. Heubl.: The taxonomy of „Ancistrocladus Wallich” (Ancistrocladaceae) in Southeast Asia: A molecular approach; Plant Syst. Evol. (submitted).

Bomme U., Bauer R., Friedl F., Heuberger H. & G. Heubl (2007): Cultivating Chinese medicinal plants in Germany: A pilot project Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 13 (6): 597 – 601.

Heubl G., Woelkart K., Wenzig E.M., Heydel B., Bauer R. (2007): A molecular approach for the discrimination of medicinal Astragali radix used in TCM. Planta Medica 73 (9): 1022.

Woelkart K., Wenzig E.M., Heydel B., Heubl G., Bomme U., Bauer R. (2007): Determination of Astragaloside IV in Astragalus mongholicus using liquid chromatography electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Planta Medica 73 (9): 956.

Martin-Bravo S., Meimberg H., Luceno M., Märkl W., Valcarcel V., Bräuchler C., Vargas P. & G. Heubl (2007): Molecular systematics and biogeography of Resedaceae based on ITS and trnL-F sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44 (3): 1105 – 1120.


Meimberg H., Thalhammer S., Brachmann A. & G. Heubl (2006): Comparative analysis of a translocated copy of the trnK intron in carnivorous family Nepenthaceae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39 (2): 478 – 490

Meimberg H. & G. Heubl (2006): Introduction of a nuclear marker for phylogenetic analysis of Nepenthaceae. Plant Biol 8 (6): 831 – 840.

Bringmann G., Kajahn I., Reichert M., Pedersen S., Faber J., Gulder T., Brun R., Christensen S., Ponte-Sucre A., Moll H., Heubl G. & V. Mudogo (2006): Ancistrocladinium A and B, the first N,C-coupled Naphthyldihydroisoquinoline Alkaloids, from a congolese Ancistrocladus species. Journal of Organic Chemistry 71 (25): 9348 – 9356.

Heubl G., Bringmann G. & H. Meimberg (2006): Molecular phylogeny and character evolution of carnivorous plant families in Caryophyllales – revisited. Plant Biol. 8 (6): 821 – 830.

Meimberg H., Abele T., Bräuchler C., McKay J., Perez de Paz P. & G. Heubl (2006): Molecular evidence for adaptive radiation of Micromeria Benth. (Lamiaceae) on the Canary Islands as inferred from chloroplast and nuclear sequences and ISSR fingerprint data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41 (3): 566 – 578.


Heubl G. (2005): Exkursion zu den Hotspots der Biodiversität im südlichen Afrika. Jahresbericht Münchner Universitätsgesellschaft 85: 38-41.

C. Bräuchler, H. Meimberg, T. Abele & G. Heubl (2005): Polyphyly of the genus Micromeria (Lamiaceae) - evidence from cpDNA sequence data. Taxon 54 (3): 639 – 650.

Rischer H., Heubl G., Meimberg H., Dreyer M., Hadi H.A. & G. Bringmann (2005): Ancistrocladus benomensis (Ancistrocladaceae): A new species from Peninsula Malaysia. Blumea 50: 357 – 365.

G. Bringmann, M. Dreyer, H. Kopff, H. Rischer, M. Wohlfarth, H.A. Hadi, R. Brun, H. Meimberg & G. Heubl (2005): ent-Dioncophylleine A and related dehydrogenated Naphthylisoquinoline Alkaloids, the first Asian Dioncophyllaceae-Type Alkaloids, from the “New” Plant Species Ancistrocladus benomensis. J. Nat. Prod. 68: 686 – 690.

Bomme U., Bauer R. & G. Heubl (2005): Erste Ergebnisse zur botanischen Identifizierung sowie zum Ertrags- und Inhaltsstoffverhalten verschiedener Saatgutherkünfte von Angelica dahurica und Saposhnikovia divaricata. Z. Arzn. Gew. Pfl. 10 (1): 28 – 36.


G. Bringmann, M. Dreyer, H. Rischer, K. Wolf, H.A. Hadi, R. Brun, H. Meimberg & G. Heubl (2004): Ancistrobenomine A, the First Naphthylisoquinoline Oxygenated at Me-3, and Related 5,1’-Coupled Alkaloids, from the ‘New’ Plant Species Ancistrocladus benomensis. J. Nat. Prod. 67: 2058 – 2062.

Heil. M., Greiner S., Meimberg H., Krüger, Noyer J.L., Heubl. G, Linsenmair S. & W. Boland (2004): Evolutionary change from induced to constitutive expression of an indirect plant resistance. Nature 430: 205 – 208.

Bräuchler C., Meimberg H. & G. Heubl. (2004): Molecular phylogeny of the genera Digitalis L. and Isoplexis Lindl. (Scrophulariaceae) based on ITS- and trnL-trnF sequences. Plant. Syst. Evol. 248: 111 – 128


Meimberg H., Ablele T., Bräuchler C. & G. Heubl (2003): Adaptive radiation of the genus Micromeria Benth. (Labiatae) on the Canary Islands. Palmarum Hortus Francofurtensis PHF 7: 197.

Meimberg H., Bringmann G. & G. Heubl (2003): Using molecular data to resolve taxonomic questions: an example from Ancistrocladaceae. Palmarum Hortus Francofurtensis PHF 7: 66.


Meimberg H., Thalhammer S., Brachmann A., Muller B., Eichacker L., Heckl W. & G. Heubl (2002): Selection of chloroplasts by laser microbeam microdissection for single-chloroplast PCR. Biotechniques 34 (6): 238 – 1243.


Meimberg H., Wistuba A., Dittrich P. & G. Heubl (2001): Molecular phylogeny of Nepenthaceae based on cladistic analysis of plastid trnK intron sequence data. Pant Biology 3 (2): 164 – 175.


Heubl G.R. & A. Wistuba (1998): A cytotaxonomical study in the genus Nepenthes L. (Nepenthaceae). Sendtnera 4: 169 – 174.


Deutinger T.P., Heubl G., et al. (1996): Influence of gaseous pollutants on pollen viability (PV), germination (PG) and protein release (PR). Journal of Allergology and Clinical Immunology 97 (1): 143.

Heubl G.R. (1996): Zytologische Untersuchungen an Cochlearia macrorrhiza (Schur) Pobed. Ber. Bayr. Bot. Ges. 66/67: 153 – 156


Heubl G.R. & G. Wanner (1995): Samenmorphologische Studien in der Gattung Euphorbia L. Charakterisierung und Bestimmung der in Bayern und angrenzenden Gebieten vorkommenden Arten. Ber. Bayer. Bot. Ges. 66/67: 7 – 25.


Heubl G.R., Gaviria J. & G. Wanner (1990): A contribution to the taxonomy and Evolution of Cordia (Boraginaceae). - Chromosome numbers, pollen morphology and crystal pattern in wood. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 112 (2): 129 – 165.

Heubl G. (1990): Botanische Exkursion nach Madeira. Deutsche Apotheker Zeitung 130 (4): 163-168.

Bolliger M., Terrisse J. & G.R. Heubl (1990): On the allopolyploid origin and distribution of Odontites jaubertiana (Bor.) D. Dietr. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 112 (1): 1 – 27.


Lippert W. & G.R. Heubl (1989): Chromosomenzahlen von Pflanzen aus Bayern und angrenzenden Gebieten. Teil 2. Ber. Bayer. Bot. Ges. 60: 3 – 83.

Heubl G.R. (1989): Bemerkungen zur Karyologie der Gattung Lysimachia L. Chromosomenzahlen und Evolution. Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 28 : 297-312.

Heubl G.R. & R. Bauer (1989): Echinacea-Arten. Mikroskopische Merkmale zur Identifizierung der Wurzeldrogen sowie der Verfälschung mit Parthenium integrifolium. Dtsch. Apoth. Ztg. 129: 2497 – 2499.

Dubois M.A., Neszmely A., Heubl G.R., Fiebig M. & H. Wagner (1989): Amarellosid, a new bitter tri-o-acetyl-tri-o-benzoyl tetrasaccharid. Phytochemistry 28 (12): 3355 – 3359.


Lippert W. & G.R. Heubl (1988): Chromosomenzahlen von Pflanzen aus Bayern und angrenzenden Gebieten. Teil 1. Ber. Bayer. Bot. Ges. 59: 13 – 22.

Heubl G.R. & R. Vogt (1988): Zyto- und chemotaxonomische Studien an Lysimachia nemorum L. und Lysimachia azorica Hornem. ex Hooker. Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 27: 33 – 49.

Heubl. G.R., Bauer R. & H. Wagner (1988): Morphologische und anatomische Studien an Echinacea purpurea, E. angustifolia, E. pallida und Parthenium integrifolium. Scientia Pharmaceutica 56: 145 – 160.


Heubl G.R. & R. Vogt (1985): Chemosystematische Studien in der Gattung Cochlearia L. (Cruciferae). Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 107: 177 – 194.


Heubl G.R. (1984): Systematische Untersuchungen an mitteleuropäischen Polygala-Arten. Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 20: 205 – 428.

Sauer W. & G. Heubl (1984): Beiträge zur Kenntnis der ausdauernden Wildhafer. 2. Karyotypanalysen an west- und osteuropäischen sowie an alpinen Haferarten der Gattung Avenula (Dumort.) Dumort. (Poaceae). Phyton (Austria) 24: 193 – 223.


Merxmüller H. & G. Heubl (1983): Karyologische und palynologische Untersuchungen zur Verwandtschaft der Polygala chamaebuxus L. Bot. Helv. (2): 133 – 144.