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Klaus Kubitzki (born 1933) is a German botanist. He is an Emeritus professor in the University of Hamburg, at the Herbarium Hamburgense. He is known for his work on the systematics and biogeography of the angiosperms, particularly those of the Neotropics, and also the floristic record of the Tertiary era.[1] His plant systematic work is referred to as the Kubitzki system.[2] He is a member of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists.[3]

Klaus Kubitzki
Alma materKiel University
Known forKubitzki system
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Hamburg
Author abbrev. (botany)Kubitzki



Born in Niesky, Oberlausitz, he undertook studies in biology and geology at the universities of Innsbruck, Goettingen and Kiel. His doctoral work at Kiel was in Quaternary studies (1960). He then became associate professor at the Universidad Austral de Chile in Valdivia, southern Chile (1961–1963). He pursued further studies at University of Münster (1968), from where he proceeded to a position as lecturer at the University of Munich till 1973, and then as professor of systematic botany at the University of Hamburg (1973 to 1998). [4]


Kubitzky's contributions have included taxonomy, plant geography and geoecology. He made a special study of the Guayana Highland. His taxonomic work is contained in The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (1990-).[5]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • carlos toledo Rizzini, klaus Kubitzki, ghillean t. Prance. 1982a. Lorenthaceae. Volumes 2 & 4 of Flora de Venezuela. Inst. Botanico
  • klaus Kubitzki, susanne Renner. 1982b. Lauraceae I (Aniba & Aiouea). No. 31 of Flora neotropica monograph. Volume 1 de Lauraceae. New York Botanical Garden, 125 pp. ISBN 0893272442
  • bronwen Gates, klaus Kubitzki, leslie r. Landrum, terence d. Pennington, hans-helmut Poppendieck, susanne s. Renner, rolf Singer. 1981. 27. Cochlospermaceae. Organization for Flora Neotropica. New York Botanical Garden, ISBN 0893272450
  • Kubitzki, Klaus, ed. (1977). Flowering Plants : Evolution and classification of higher categories. Symposium, Hamburg, September 8–12, 1976. Plant Systematics & Evolution - Supplementum 1. Wien: Springer. p. 416. ISBN 9783211814345. Retrieved 13 August 2015.

The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (Springer-Verlag, Berlin)Edit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ University of Hamburg -Klaus Kubitzki
  2. ^ klaus Kubitzki (ed.). 1990. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. Springer-Verlag: Berlín, Heidelberg, Alemania
  3. ^ ASPT: Klaus Kubitzki
  4. ^ JStor Global Plants: Klaus Kubitzki
  5. ^ JStor Global Plants: Klaus Kubitzki
  6. ^ Taxon 35(1): 165 (1986), nom. nov. (IK)
  7. ^ Phytologia 48(3): 224 1981 (IK)
  8. ^ Brittonia 50(1): 51 1998 (IK)
  9. ^ IPNI.  Kubitzki.


  • Simpson, DP. 1979. Cassell's Latin Dictionary. 5, London: Cassell Ltd., 883. ISBN 0-304-52257-0.