Tilo Henning

Tilo Henning
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Introduction
I´m a botanist by training and interested in many different aspects of plant biology including taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography with a focus on the pollination biology and ecology of Loasaceae and lately on the α-taxonomy of neotropical Lentibulariaceae. - MEDIA - New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/science/plants-moving-memory.html iNaturalist: https://www.inaturalist.org/blog/51202-in-peru-a-plant-genus-with-remarkable-pollinator-interaction-observation-of-the-week-5-4-2021
Additional affiliations
November 2012 - present
Freie Universität Berlin
Position
  • Researcher
February 2007 - May 2012
Freie Universität Berlin
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (62)
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Loasaceae subfam. Loasoideae are a nearly exclusively American plant group with a center of diversity in Peru. Numerous new taxa have been described over the past decades; one of the most striking discoveries was that of the narrowly endemic Xylopodia with the single species Xylopodia klaprothioides in Peru, Dpto. Cajamarca in 1997. Surprisingly, f...
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The shortage of reliable primary taxonomic data limits the description of biological taxa and the understanding of biodiver-sity patterns and processes, complicating biogeographical, ecological, and evolutionary studies. This deficit creates a significant taxo-nomic impediment to biodiversity research and conservation planning. The taxonomic impedi...
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The shortage of reliable primary taxonomic data limits the description of biological taxa and the understanding of biodiversity patterns and processes, complicating biogeographical, ecological, and evolutionary studies. This deficit creates a significant taxonomic impediment to biodiversity research and conservation planning. The taxonomic impedime...
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The shortage of reliable primary taxonomic data limits the description of biological taxa and the understanding of biodiver-sity patterns and processes, complicating biogeographical, ecological, and evolutionary studies. This deficit creates a significant taxo-nomic impediment to biodiversity research and conservation planning. The taxonomic impedi...
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We present the first thorough revision of the Loasaceae of Brazil at a national level since that of Urban from 1889.
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A new species of Utricularia Section Orchidioides: Utricularia amotape-huancabambensis sp. nov. (Lentibulariaceae), endemic to Northern Peru is described and illustrated. It is known from two populations so far, both located in the Province Bongará, Dpto. Amazonas at ca. 2200 m altitude. The new species inhabits the páramo of the low white sandston...
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The Andean uplift is recognized as one of the most important events shaping the Neotropical biota. Previous phylogenetic reconstructions of Nasa, a mostly tropical Andean genus, have been unable to address its historical biogeography or ancestral character estimations in detail due to insufficient sampling and phylogenetic resolution. The main goal...
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The urge to organise the world around us is an essential part of human nature. Naming and categorising enable us to store and access information ef ciently. The need to name and categorise extends to the natural world and, in particular, to living organisms. The science underpinning this area of knowledge is called Taxonomy, and is as old as humani...
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The insectivorous genus Pinguicula occurs along the whole Andean mountain chain from Colombia-Venezuela in the north to Tierra del Fuego in the south with a short interruption in the Peruvian-Chilean desert range. This paper describes a new and striking species of Pinguicula that occurs in the south-eastern part of the Amotape-Huancabamba Zone in n...
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The insectivorous genus Pinguicula occurs along the whole Andean mountain chain from Colombia-Venezuela in the north to Tierra del Fuego in the south with a short interruption in the Peruvian-Chilean desert range. This paper describes a new and striking species of Pinguicula that occurs in the southeastern part of the Amotape-Huancabamba Zone in no...
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The EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy was initially developed as part of the EU Network of Excellence project EDIT (European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy, 2006-2011) aimed at a concertation of different taxonomic computing platforms applied in Europe. For example, it incorporated the ideas about taxon concept handling that were a core feature of...
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The Loasoideae is the largest clade in the Loasaceae. This subfamily is widespread throughout the Neotropics and centered in the Andes, presenting an excellent opportunity to study diversification across much of temperate and mid to high-elevation areas of South America. Despite that, no studies have addressed the historical biogeography of the Loa...
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Herbarium specimens are central to botanical science and of rising importance thanks to increasing accessibility and broadened usability. Alongside the many new uses of specimen data, sit a range of traditional uses supporting the collection of morphological data and their application to taxonomy and systematics. (Henning et al. 2018). Technical wo...
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The Platform for Cybertaxonomy (http://www.cybertaxonomy.org) is a standards-based open-source software framework covering the breadth of the taxonomic workflow, from fieldwork to publication (Ciardelli et al. 2009). It provides coupled tools for full, customized access to taxonomic data, editing and management, and collaborative team work. At the...
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Herbarium specimens have always played a central role in the classical disciplines of plant sciences and the global digitisation efforts now open new horizons. To make full use of the inherent possibilities of specimen based taxonomic descriptions corresponding workflows are needed. A crucial step in the comparative analyses of organisms is the pre...
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Nasa angeldiazioides sp. nov. is described and illustrated. The species is restricted to two forest remnants on the western slope of the northern Peruvian Andes (Dept. Lambayeque) where it is found in the undergrowth of primary forest. The new taxon shows a unique leaf morphology in the family Loasaceae. Molecular and morphological data show that t...
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Plants – and their pollinating counterparts – display complex and sophisticated mechanisms to achieve successful pollination. It probably was only a matter of time for proof of plant intelligence in the context of floral ecology to surface, i.e. the memorization of previous events and a corresponding adjustment of flower behavior. In a recent study...
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The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) was established by the Conference of Parties in 2002 to decrease the loss of plant diversity, reduce poverty and contribute to sustainable development. To achieve this overarching goal, the GSPC has established a series of targets, one of which is to ensure that plant diversity is well understood, s...
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Corresponding publication: A case of behavioural diversification in male floral function–the evolution of thigmonastic pollen presentation
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The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) was established by the Conference of Parties in 2002 to decrease the loss of plant diversity, reduce poverty and contribute to sustainable development. To achieve this overarching goal, the GSPC has established a series of targets, one of which is to ensure that plant diversity is well understood, s...
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Obvious movements of plant organs have fascinated scientists for a long time. They have been studied extensively, but few behavioural studies to date have dealt with them, and hardly anything is known about their evolution. Here, we present a large experimental dataset on the stamen movement patterns found in the Loasaceae subfam. Loasoideae (Corna...
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Herbarium specimens have always played a central role in plant sciences and constitute the cornerstone for systematics and taxonomy. This role is further strengthened with the ongoing digitisation and growing online-availability of collections all over the globe. The increasing usability of specimens demands, however, an improved use and sustainabl...
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EURO+MED - VIOLACEAE-> Link (copy and paste to your browser, active link prohibited by RG): http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/PTaxonDetail.asp?NameId=35443&PTRefFk=7500000
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Using the angiosperm order Caryophyllales, we will provide an ex-emplar use case on optimizing the taxonomic research process with respect to delimitation and characterisation ("description") of taxa using the the European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy (EDIT) Platform for Cybertaxonomy. The workflow for sample data handling of the EDIT platform...
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Specimens form the falsifiable evidence used in plant systematics. Derivatives of specimens (including the specimen as the organism in the field) such as tissue and DNA samples play an increasing role in research. The EDIT Platform for Cybertaxonomy is a specialist's tool that allows to document and sustainably store all data that are used in the t...
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EURO+MED - VALERIANACEAE -> Link (copy and paste to your browser, active link prohibited by RG): http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/PTaxonDetail.asp?NameId=34903&PTRefFk=7500000
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EURO+MED - CUCURBITACEAE -> Link (copy and paste to your browser, active link prohibited by RG): http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/PTaxonDetail.asp?NameCache=Cucurbitaceae&PTRefFk=7500000
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Loasaceae, a mostly American group, is one of the largest families of Cornales. In spite of considerable progress over the last 20 years, the relationships of some clades remain controversial, especially in the "South Andean Loasas" (SAL—Blumenbachia, Caiophora, Loasa, Scyphanthus). The present study addresses the phylogenetic relationships in SAL...
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Campanula s.l. is one of the most speciose flowering plant lineages of the Holarctic (ca. 600 species). In the present study we sequenced three regions of the plastid genome (petD, rpl16 and trnK/matK) across a broad sample of Campanula s.l., which markedly improved phylogenetic resolution and statistical support compared to previous studies. Based...
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EURO+MED - ANACARDIACEAE -> Link (copy and paste to your browser, active link prohibited by RG): http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/PTaxonDetail.asp?NameCache=Anacardiaceae&PTRefFk=7100000
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EURO+MED - RHAMNACEAE -> Link (copy and paste to your browser, active link prohibited by RG): http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/PTaxonDetail.asp?NameCache=Rhamnaceae&PTRefFk=7100000
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EURO+MED - OXALIDACEAE -> Link (copy and paste to your browser, active link prohibited by RG): http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/PTaxonDetail.asp?NameCache=Oxalidaceae&PTRefFk=7400000
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More than 15 years after the start, the Euro+Med PlantBase project (E+M), which aimed at providing a comprehensive, dynamic and permanently updated online checklist of all vascular plants for Europe and the Mediterranean countries, is now very close to full coverage. E+M is the most detailed resource on plant biodiversity in the Euro-Mediterranean...
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Klaprothiopsis dyscrita gen. et sp. nov. is described from two flowers in Dominican Republic amber. The actinomorphic, tetramerous, bisexual flowers are synsepalous with a short calyx tube and four imbricate persistent lobes rounded at their apices. The four delicate, membranous petals are inserted at the throat of the calyx. A pair of curved cilio...
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The genus Blumenbachia is restricted to Southern South America and comprises 10 species. within that genus, monophyletic B. sect. Blumenbachia is a clearly delimited group of four previously known species. Here, a new species from Minas Gerais, Brazil, is described. Blumenbachia amana differs from the known species in ovoidal (versus spherical) cap...
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Unlabelled: We present the model and implementation of a workflow that blazes a trail in systematic biology for the re-usability of character data (data on any kind of characters of pheno- and genotypes of organisms) and their additivity from specimen to taxon level. We take into account that any taxon characterization is based on a limited set of...
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The proper documentation of research samples in the biological sciences and their integration as collection items in scientific collections is still a downstream process usually left to the collections and their staff. The subsequent inclusion of samples into collections inevitably favours data- and sample loss and hampers the generally demanded re...
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Die Dokumentation von Belegen wird hauptsächlich sammlungsseitig thematisiert, aber viele Sammlungsobjekte sind zunächst Untersuchungsobjekte im Forschungsprozess. Auf der Basis der EDIT Plattform haben wir deshalb eine Lösung entwickelt, die es erleichtern soll, bereits im Forschungsprozess Untersuchungsobjekte in adäquat dokumentierte Sammlungsob...
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The tropical Andes are a hotspot of biodiversity, but detailed altitudinal and latitudinal distribution patterns of species are poorly understood. We compare the distribution and diversity patterns of four Andean plant groups on the basis of georeferenced specimen data: the genus Nasa (Loasaceae), the two South American sections of Ribes (sect. Par...
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The taxonomy of subcosmopolitan Urtica dioica L. s.l. is problematic. Recent floras recognize Urtica dioica as a subcosmopolitan species ranging throughout the entire holarctic region and also South Africa and New Zealand. Numerous infraspecific taxa have been proposed, especially in western Eurasia. There is only weak character differentiation, wi...
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In a recent study we investigated the complex mechanisms regulating the pollen release via thigmonastic stamen movement found exclusively in Loasaceae subfamily Loasoideae. We demonstrated that stamen movement is modulated by abiotic (light and temperature) as well as biotic stimuli (pollinator availability and visitation frequency). This is explai...
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Stamen movements can be understood as a mechanism influencing pollen presentation and increasing outbreeding success of hermaphroditic flowers via optimized male function. In this study we experimentally analyzed the factors regulating autonomous and thigmonastic (triggered by flower visitors) stamen movements in eight species of Loasaceae. Both ty...
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The monophyletic Nasa ranunculifolia group (Nasa ser. Grandiflorae pro parte) is revised on the basis of extensive field studies and a revision of copious herbarium material. All species of this group are from the high Andes of Peru and Ecuador (mostly 3000–4300 m). The overall degree of morphological divergence is much lower than in other groups o...
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Two new species of the South American Genus Nasa , namely Nasa sanchezii and N. urubambensis are described as new to science. Both species are found in the Peruvian Andes. Nasa sanchezii occurs in the north, in the Amotape- Huancabamba zone, a diversity hotspot in general and the main center of diversity for the genus Nasa in particular. Nasa uruba...
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Reward partitioning and replenishment and specific mechanisms for pollen presentation are all geared towards the maximization of the number of effective pollinator visits to individual flowers. An extreme case of an apparently highly specialized plant–pollinator interaction with thigmonastic pollen presentation has been described for the morphologi...
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Nasa is the largest genera in the Loasaceae family and it is particularly speciose in the Amotape-Huancabamba Zone of northern Peru. Nasa ser. Carunculatae is a group of four species, three of them endemic to the Amotape- Huancabamba Zone. Species in this group are characterized by their shrubby habit, deciduous leaves, and typical tilt-revolving f...
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Nasa is the largest genera in the Loasaceae family and it is particularly speciose in the Amotape-Huancabamba Zone of northern Peru. Nasa ser. Carunculatae is a group of four species, three of them endemic to the Amotape- Huancabamba Zone. Species in this group are characterized by their shrubby habit, deciduous leaves, and typical tilt-revolving f...
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The monophyletic Nasa poissoniana group (Loasaceae, subfamily Loasoideae) is revised on the basis of extensive field studies, observations in cultivation and the revision of herbarium specimens. A core of taxa has been considered as closely allied on the basis of morphology in the past, but several additional taxa have been recognized as allied to...
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Two subspecies of N. humboldtiana from the Amotape-Huancabamba Zone in the northern Peruvian Andes (Bosque de Kañaris, Dept. Lambayeque and Dept. Cajamarca) are described as new to science and illustrated. They close an apparent distribution gap in the Nasa triphylla complex and particularly in N. humboldtiana. The two new subspecies, i.e. Nasa hum...
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En el presente trabajo publicamos los nombres válidos de 101 taxones asignados como nuevas especies, nuevos subgeneros y nuevas combinaciones en los géneros Nasa y Aosa (Loasaceae: Cornales). Los nombres invalidos fueron publicados en diversos artículos en los últimos diez años. Se hace esta publicación como consecuencia de los cambios en el Código...
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Flower longevity, self pollination and stamen movement in Loasaceae subfam. Loasoideae.
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Nasa Weigend ser. Carunculatae (Urb. & Gilg) Weigend is revised, four species are recognized, and one, Nasa usquiliensis Weigend, T. Henning & C. Schneider described as new to science. The species of this group are restricted to steep scree slopes in Peru and southern Ecuador and have patchy distributions at elevations of 2200–3500 m. All species s...

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The tropical Andes in South America are a global center of plant diversity. Unfortunately, our knowledge about the mesoscale patterns of plant diversity within this region is still rudimentary. We compile data from (own) taxonomic revisions, small scale forest inventories, as well as from open databases (e.g. GBIF), to analyze latitudinal and altitudinal gradients of plant diversity and floristic composition. Further, we seek to understand how tropical Andean plants and plant communities will respond under different climate change and land use scenarios.
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To elucidate the relationships of the major clades within the Loasoideae. To relate the phylogenetic relationships to the morphology of the different clades. To propose feasible hypothesis on the biogeography of the group.
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More than 15 years after the start, the Euro+Med PlantBase project (E+M), which aimed at providing a comprehensive, dynamic and permanently updated online checklist of all vascular plants for Europe and the Mediterranean countries, is now very close to full coverage. E+M is one of the most detailed resources on plant biodiversity in the Euro-Mediterranean area including the Caucasus, bridging the gap between less detailed global checklists on the one hand, and more heterogeneous floras and checklists on a regional or country level on the other hand. Originally, the database merged all the taxonomic and distributional information from the three largest botanical standard data sources for the region, i.e. from the ESFEDS database (derived from Flora Europaea), the published volumes of Med-Checklist, and the Flora of Macaronesia. Data from more than one hundred national and regional floras and checklists, and from several hundred articles and monographs, have been added to that basic dataset. New literature is regularly screened, critically evaluated and integrated by a network of editors, regional and taxonomic advisers and by the team at the E+M secretariat, which has been established at the Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem since 2004. As of 31st May 2016, the E+M website gives free access to more than 95% of the European taxa in 190 families with 2186 genera and a total of 40.783 taxa (30.280 species and 10.503 subspecies, including the genera with very large numbers of apomictic microspecies such as Alchemilla, Hieracium, Pilosella, the Ranunculus auricomus aggregate, Rubus and Taraxacum). It is expected that editing and online publication of the remaining taxa will be complete by the end of 2016. E+M currently provides 43.195 accepted names and an extensive synonymy (a total of 123.540 names) with standardized and checked nomenclatural citations, misapplied names, orthographical variants, 144.191 common names in 40 different languages, 238.461 source-referenced distribution records for 40.100 taxa, and literature-based distribution maps. The highest number of species so far has been recorded for Turkey, followed by Italy, Greece and Spain. Suprageneric classification still follows “The Flowering Plant Families of the World” (Heywood & al. 2007); an update to a more recent classification system is being planned. E+M, together with Fauna Europaea and the European Register of Marine Species (ERMS), is one of the major contributors to the Pan-European Species-directories Infrastructure (PESI), which has been recommended as the preferred all-taxa inventory for European species.