Walter Gutermann

Walter Gutermann
University of Vienna | UniWien · Department of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany

PhD

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Walter Gutermann currently works at the Department of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, University of Vienna. Walter does research in Botany and Systematics (Taxonomy). An ongoing project called 'Flora Ionica' is presented on the Internet. It provides information on the plant life of the Ionian Islands, Greece, mainly based on extensive field studies. Further interests concern phytogeography, taxonomy and nomenclature of the vascular flora of C. Europe, in particular regarding the Alps and Austria.
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January 1974 - December 1993

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Schon sehr früh wurde die Verwandtschaft um Ficaria verna [Ranunculus ficaria] wegen einer Reihe morphologischer Besonderheiten (ein einzelnes, apikal gekerbtes Keimblatt, meist nur 3 äußere, aber vermehrte innere Blütenhüllblätter, Wurzelknollen) als Satellitengattung von der formenreichen Gattung Ranunculus abgetrennt, bei einer Vereinigung mit i...
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Greece, as one of the European biodiversity hotspots, is long since in the focus of botanical investigations. Among historical researchers significantly contributing to the floristic and taxonomic exploration was Eugen von Halácsy, a Viennese physician and botanist. He was the first and so far last author of a complete Greek flora, the Conspectus F...
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Anton Kerner together with his brother Joseph Kerner described five taxa of Gentianella, then classified as species within Gentiana sect. Endotricha. Of these, four were based on material distributed in his seminal Flora exsiccata Austro-Hungarica series. In the following decades a multitude of names was created in this intricate group due to ecoty...
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The occurrence of Echinops siculus Strobl, previously considered endemic to Italy, is for the first time reported from the Balkan Peninsula based on plants collected in Corfu (Greece). Morphological similarities with other taxa of Echinops L. recorded in Greece are briefly discussed. Presence of Echinops albidus Boiss. & Spruner is excluded from It...
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The illegitimate name Duthiea (Hyacinthaceae) is replaced by Vera-duthiea SPETA, and its three species, occasionally classified under an enlarged Drimia, are combined under the new generic name [Vera-duthiea macrocarpa (STEDJE) SPETA, V. noctiflora (BATT. & TRABUT) SPETA, and V. senegalensis (KUNTH) SPETA]. Validation of names is performed for nine...
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Androsacevitaliana (syn. Vitalianaprimuliflora; Primulaceae) has been subject to several taxonomic treatments, whose conclusions ranged from a single species with numerous infraspecific taxa to several species usually without infraspecific taxa. Here, following molecular investigation, several taxonomic changes are made. A single species with the f...
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During a field trip on the Ionian island of Kálamos in 1997, a total of 505 taxa of vascular plants were recorded, of which 346 are additional to those recorded by Baliousis & Yannitsaros 2010, resulting in 568 species now known from that island. They are documented in a catalogue with reference to localities. The first indication for the Ionian Is...
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The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) aims at the conservation of all three levels of biodiversity, that is, ecosystems, species and genes. Genetic diversity represents evolutionary potential and is important for ecosystem functioning. Unfortunately, genetic diversity in natural populations is hardly considered in conservation strategies bec...
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Pteris vittata, formerly doubtfully indicated for Dalmatia, is recorded for Montenegro based on a hitherto disregarded collection preserved in the Vienna University herbarium. © 2012 by Acta Botanica Croatica, the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb.
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The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) aims at the conservation of all three levels of biodiversity, that is, ecosystems, species and genes. Genetic diversity represents evolutionary potential and is important for ecosystem functioning. Unfortunately, genetic diversity in natural populations is hardly considered in conservation strategies bec...
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Cruciata verna (SCOP.) GUTERM. & EHREND, (comb, nova) is the correct name for the former Galium vernum SCOP, as is Kali turgida (DUMORT.) GUTERM. (comb, nova) for Salsola kali L., if these species are genetically separated in line with present phylogenetic classification. Spergularia marina (L.) BESSER has priority over S. salina J. & C. PRESL. The...
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New records are reported for 21 mountain plant species from various parts of the Eastern Alps, mostly from Austria, but also from adjacent regions of Italy, Slovenia, and Switzerland. Most of these species are new to one or several mountain ranges, among them Leucanthemum gaudinii and Poa laxa for the entire Northern Calcareous Alps, and Gentiana t...
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Careful analysis of the particular protologues has proved that some recent nomenclatural changes in Festuca were incorrect: (26) The basionym of F. calva (Hackel) K. Richter is a legitimate combination; hence the author of the epithetbringing name must appear as 'bracket author'. (27) It is shown that the supposed earlier homonym "F. nigricans" in...
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Artemisia santonicum subsp. pannonicum GUTERM. subsp. nova is described to present a valid name for the diploid race of this species which formerly had been entitled as "subsp. patens" (an invalid designation with reference to an illegitimate name of a different species). Astragalus montanus L. is lectotypified with a BURSER specimen; accordingly O...
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The life of Robert von BENZ (1863-1921) is highlightened with respect to his botanical activities, which particularly include extensive investigations in the genus Hieracium, usually in close collaboration with the monographer ZAHN. The BENZ collections (preserved mainly at KL) comprise potential Hieracium types of importance since most ZAHN types...
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The life of Robert Don BENZ (1863-1921) is highlightened with respect to his botanical activities, which particularly include extensive investigations in the genus Hieracium, usually in close collaboration with the monographer ZAHN. The BENZ collections (preserved mainly at KL) comprise potential Hieracium types of importance since most ZAHN types...
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Oxytropis xerophila GUTERM. (sp. nov.; formerly O. halleri subsp. "velutina") constitutes a separate, diploid species endemic of the dry interior valleys of the Alps. Anthyllis vulneraria subsp. versicolor (DT. & SARNTH.) GUTERM. (stat. nov.) is evaluated as subspecies; subsp. alpicola (BRÜGGER) GUTERM. (comb. nov.) is the correct name of what is c...
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The distinctness of the two subgenera recognised by Widder within Leontodon on morphological grounds gains strong support from recent molecular systematic studies. The new results make it mandatory to recognise these two taxa as separate genera, because Leontodon as traditionally defined, comprising them both but excluding Picris, Hypochaeris and r...
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The plastid matK gene, trnL/F spacer, and nuclear rDNA ITS were sequenced for 36 species of Leontodon and 29 taxa of related genera of tribe Lactuceae. Phylogenetic relationships inferred from the independent and combined data are largely congruent and reveal that Leontodon sensu lato (s.l.) as presently defined is diphyletic: L. subgenus Leontodon...
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In this part of a revision of the predominantly apomictic R. auricomus complex in Austria the R. phragmiteti and R. indecorus groups are outlined with their diagnostic character combinations. The 11 species belonging to these groups are presented by characters, chromosome numbers, habitats and distribution data (localities and grid maps). R. notabi...
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Leaf characters of Eastern Austrian plants of the Sorbus latifolia agg. were investigated statistically. The results led to the recognition of S. slovenica as opposed to the already known occurrence of S. aria x torminalis. Morphological characters, ecology, and distributional data within Austria are given in detail for S. slovenica which was origi...
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About the presence of Arum alpinum Schott et Kotschy on Gargano, a new member of the Apulian flora. - The first discovery of Arum alpinum in Apulia, on Gargano, is reported. Its diploid chromosome number (2n = 28) of the species has been determined and some other taxonomically important characters are given.
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Eine verbesserte Gattungsabgrenzung vonAsperula undGalium macht die Überstellung vonGalium purpureum notwendig:Asperula purpurea (L.)Ehrend., comb. nov. Fleischfarben blühende südostalpische und illyrische Populationen vonCrepis froelichiana DC. sind identisch und müssen subsp.dinarica (Beck)Guterm., comb. nov., genannt werden. Gliederung und Benen...
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Während einer Exkursion auf die Petzen (östliche Karawanken) fiel mir am 20. 6. 1970 auf Kalkfelsblöcken am oberen Rand des Trebnikkares, bei etwa 1880 m, eine Gruppe bereits abgeblühter Draben aus der sect. Aizopsis durch ihren kompakten Polsterwuchs und ihre kaum verlängerten Fruchtschäfte auf. Eine genaue Überprüfung der Pflanzen bestätigte den...

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The Flora Ionica website provides substantial information on the plant life of the Ionian Islands and is mainly based on decades of fieldwork, supplemented with literature and herbarium records. Here, we present a comprehensive checklist, distribution maps and synonyms of all vascular plants indigenous or naturalized on the islands. In addition, photographs are provided for large parts of these plants and many critical groups and uncertain historical records are discussed. The content is continuously amended and updated.
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The „Flora of Istria“ project started in 1987 and found it’s first result in the „Exkursionsflora für Istrien“ (Verlag des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins für Kärnten, Klagenfurt“) in 2014. The work on the Istrian flora will be continued with about 60 authors and several collaborators. Beginning with July 2014 we are just updating the excursionflora with corrections and additions for a 2nd edition. Several taxa new for Istria have been found in the meantime. These intermediary results will be published as papers in the magazines „Fritschiana (Graz)“ and „Joannea Botanik (Graz)“. Additionally the determination keys will lead also to those genera, which are only known as cultivated in Istria. New drawings of plants will faciliate the plant determiation (fig. 1). For the next 3 years we also work on the edition of a photo book (not a complete atlas) of the most important and characteristic Istrian plants with the aim to be published in 2018. After the 2nd edition of the excursion flora, we begin to translate it into English language. This English edition of the excursion flora shall be edited about 1 year after the 2nd German edition. With the results of the latest distribution data a chorological atlas of all Istrian plants will be published, first with the distribution in area maps (fig.2), later in dot maps. italienisch kroatisch slowenisch deutsch 1 Triestino Tržaško Territorium von Triest TT 2 Berchinia Brkini Brkini Berkin BE 3 Entroterra di Fiume Zaledje Rijeke Zaledje Reke Hinterland von St. Veit HV 4 Cicceria Ćićarija Čičarija Tschitschenboden TS 5 Territorio del Monte Maggiore Učka gora Gebiet des Monte Maggiore MM 6 Golfo di Trieste Tršćanski zaljev Tržaški zaliv Golf von Triest GT 7 Costa ocidentale Zapadna obala West-Küste WK 8 Istria interna Unutrašnja Istra Notranja Istra Inner-Istrien II 9 Golfo di Fiume Riječki zaljev Golf von St. Veit GV 10 Istria meridionale Južna Istra Süd-Istrien SI 11 isola di Veglia otok Krk Insel Vögls (Velger) IVÖ 12 isola di Pervicchio otok Prvić Insel Prewig IPR 13 isola di Plauno otok Plavnik Insel Plaunig IPL 14 isola di Cherso otok Cres Insel Kherscher IKH 15 isola di Levrera otok Zeča Insel Levrera ILE 16 isola di Unie otok Unije Insel Niä INI 17 isola di Canidole otok Srakane Insel Kanidol IKA 18 isola di Sansego otok Susak Insel Sansig ISA 19 isola di Lussino otok Lošinj Insel Lötzing ILÖ 20 isola di Asinello otok Ilovik Insel Nebe INE 21 Territorio del Fiume Rijeka Reka Territorium von St. Veit TV