Dr. Maximilian Weigend
Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Biologie
Systematische Botanik und Pflanzengeographie
Altensteinstraße 6
D-14195 Berlin

Tel.: ++49 (030) 838 56511

Fax.: ++49 (030) 838 55434

email: weigend@zedat.fu-berlin.de


Curriculum Vitae

- Born 25 September 1969 in Erbendorf, Kreis Tirschenreuth, Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany.

- Primary School 1975 - 1979

- Secondary school Kepler Gymnasium Weiden (Upper Palatinate) 1979 - 1988

- Accepted into the scholarship Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes in 1989.

- Study of Biology at the Universität Regensburg starting 1989, Pre-Diploma 1991. Floristic studies in northern Bavaria 1990 - 1994.

- Study of Botany at the University of Natal/ Pietermaritzburg, Republic of South Africa, 1992, - concluded with the Bachelor of Science (H.) Botany in April 1993.

- Return to Regensburg 1993.

- Studies towards the PhD starting 1993 at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Institute of Systematic Botany about the family Loasaceae, funded by the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes until 1996).

- PhD obtained with a thesis entitled "Nasa and the conquest of South America" on 28 July 1997 (magna cum laude).

- since July 1999 manager of botconsult GmbH (Munich), a consulting company providing botanical expertise for commercial applications

- 12.4.1999 married to Katja (Drießle) Weigend

- June 1999 - July 2000 Postdoc at the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Progam for Molecular Systematics Studies (The New York Botanical Garden), funded by the German Academic Exchange Service.

- since 1.8.2000 Scientific Assistant at the Institut für Biologie - Systematische Botanik und Pflanzengeographie, Freie Universität Berlin.



1987 First Prize in the competition "Umwelt hat Geschichte" (history of the environment) of the K. A. Körber Foundation ("Die Umweltgeschichte von Weiden anhand zweier Beispiele")

1989 First Prize in the competition "Umwelt hat Geschichte" (history of the environment) of the K. A. Körber Foundation ("Versuch einer Umweltchronik von Weiden")

1992 First Prize in for the "Best Student Paper" by the S.A. Phycological Society at the "Congress on Aquatic Ecosystems" Capetown 1992 ("A screening of Natal seaweeds for antibiotic activity").

1998 Honorary Citizenship of the city of Cajamarca (Peru) 27.5.1998 (for studies on Peruvian plants).

1998 Anton-de-Bary Prize of the Regensburgische Botanische Gesellschaft (for the PhD thesis


List of Publications


1. Weigend, M. & Edwards, T.J. 1994a: Notes on Streptocarpus primulifolius (Gesneriaceae). - S. Afr. J. Bot. 60(3): 168-169.

2. Weigend, M. & Edwards, T.J. 1994b: Notes on Streptocarpus cyaneus & S. parviflorus. - Sendtnera 2: 365-376.


3. Weigend, M. 1995: Zur Flora von Weiden i.d.Opf.: Eine Untersuchung von Lokalverbreitungen anhand einer Feinrasterkartierung. - Ber. Bayer. Bot. Ges., Beiheft 9: 1-68.


4. Weigend, M. & Edwards, T.J. 1996: The palynology of Streptocarpus and the other African and Malagasy Gesneriads and its systematical implications. - Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 118/1: 59-80.

5. Weigend, M. 1996a: Notes on Loasa I: Loasa triphylla Juss. and its allies in the series Saccatae Urb. & Gilg. - Sendtnera 3: 219-232.

6. Weigend, M. 1996b: Notes on Loasa II: "Cajophora" venezuelensis Steyerm. and its allies. - Sendtnera 3: 232-236.

7. Weigend, M. 1996c: Notes on Loasa III: Proper use of the name Loasa grandiflora Desr. and a new species from Colombia. - Sendtnera 3: 236-253.

8. Weigend, M. 1996d: A revision of the Loasaceae of Ecuador. - Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 118/2: 229-294.


9. Weigend, M. 1997a: Nachträge und Korrekturen zur Flora von Weiden i.d.Opf. - Ber. Bayer. Bot. Ges. 66/67: 163-164.

10. Weigend, M. 1997b: Loasoideae in Eastern South America and on Hispaniola: Names, Types and a Key. - Sendtnera 4: 202-220.

11. Weigend, M. 1997c: Names and Types in Cajophora K.Presl. s.str. (Loasaceae). - Sendtnera 4: 221-242.

12. Weigend, M. 1997d: Some Aspects of Biogeography, Morphology and Systematics of Loasoideae in Northern South America. - In Valencia, R. & Balslev, H.: Estudios sobre Diversidad y Ecología de Plantas, Memorias del II Congreso Ecuatoriano de Botánica: 37-50.

13. Weigend, M. 1997e: Nasa & the conquest of South America. Doktorarbeit. Eigenverlag: München.



14. Weigend, M. & E. Rodriguez R. 1998: Una nueva especie de Mentzelia (Loasaceae) procedente del Valle Marañon en el Norte del Perú. - Arnaldoa V(1): 51-56.

15. Weigend, M. 1998a: Nachträge und Korrekturen zur Flora von Weiden i.d.Opf. II. - Ber. Bayer. Bot. Ges. 68: 171-172.

17. Weigend, M. 1998b: Nasa y Presliophytum: Los nombres y sus tipos en los nuevos géneros segregados de Loasa Juss. Sensu Urb. & Gilg en el Perú. - Arnaldoa V(2): 159-170.

16. Weigend, M., E. Rodriguez R. & N. Dostert 1998: Nasa insignis y Nasa glandulosissima, dos especies nuevas de Nasa con hojas peltadas. - Arnaldoa V(2): 151-157.

18. Müller, A.A. & Weigend, M. 1998a: Iridoids from Loasa acerifolia. - Phytochemistry 49(1): 131-135.

19. Müller, A.A. & Weigend, M. 1998b: Loasafolioside, a minor iridoid dimer from the leaves of Loasa acerifolia. - Phytochemistry 50(4): 615-618.

20. Müller, A.A., Kufer, J.K., Dietl, K.G. & Weigend, M. 1998: A dimeric iridoid from Loasa acerifolia. - Phytochemistry 49(6): 1705-1707.


21. Weigend, M. & Förther, H. 1999: Two new species of Sisymbrium from coastal Peru. - Brittonia 51/2: 119-123.

22. Weigend, M. 1999a: Loasaceae. - In Joergensen P.M. & Y. León, S.: Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador. - Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75: 537 539, 954-955.

23. Weigend, M. 1999b: Aosa sigmoidea, a new species of Aosa (Loasaceae) from Brazil. - Nord. J. Bot. 19(2): 213-216.

24. Müller, A.A., Kufer, J.K., Dietl, K.G. & Weigend, M. 1999: Iridoid Glucosides - chemotaxonomic markers in Loasoideae. - Phytochemistry 52(1): 67-78.

25. Dostert, N. & Weigend, M. 1999: A synopsis of the Nasa triphylla complex (Loasaceae), including some new species and subspecies. Harvard Papers in Botany 4/2: 439-467.

26. Rodriguez, E. & Weigend, M. 1999: Nasa umbraculifera (Loasaceae: Loasoideae), una nueva especies con hojas peltadas para el Perú. Arnaldoa 6(1): 49-56.


27. Weigend, M. 2000a: A synopsis of Linnaeopsis, an Uluguru "Streptocarpus". - Flora 194/3-4: 45-50.

28. Weigend, M. 2000b: A revision of the Peruvian species of Nasa ser. Alatae in Peru. Nord. J. Bot. 20: 15-32.

29. Weigend, M. 2000c: No. 132. Loasaceae. - In: Andersson L. & Harling, G.: Flora of Ecuador 64: 1-92.

30. Weigend, M. 2000d: Nachträge zur Flora von Weiden III: Überblick und Auswertung der vorhandenen Nachweise, sowie einige Ergänzungen. - Ber. Bayer. Bot. Ges. 69/70: 113-119.

31. Weigend, M. 2000e: Sinopsis de los géneros de Loasáceas y Gronoviáceas en el Perú con descripciones de los géneros en subfamilia Loasoídeas. - In: Sánchez V., I.: Memorias del VII Congreso de Botánica del Perú, Arnaldoa 6/2: 197-210.

32. Weigend, M., J. Kufer & Mueller, A.A. 2000: Phytochemistry and the systematics and Ecology of Loasaceae & Gronoviaceae (Loasales). Amer. J. Bot. 87: 1002-1011.


33. Weigend, M. & M. Binder 2001: A revision of the genus Ribes (Grossulariaceae) in Bolivia. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 123/1: 111-134.

34. Weigend, M. 2001: Caiophora. In: Reiner, M.: Die erfolgreiche Aussaat exotischer Frucht- und Zierpflanzen, Witten: Formosa-Verlag: 44-45.

35. Weigend, M. 2001: Nasa. In: Reiner, M.: Die erfolgreiche Aussaat exotischer Frucht- und Zierpflanzen, Witten: Formosa-Verlag: 71.

36. Weigend, M. & E. Rodriguez R., 2001: Nasa picta Hook.f. subsp. pamparomasii (Loasaceae), a new subspecies of Nasa picta from Ancash, Peru. Arnaldoa 7(1-2): 19-26.

37. Weigend, M. & M. Binder. 2001. Ribes viscosum Ruiz & Pavon (Grossulariaceae), una especie ecológicamente importante de los Andes del Perú y su sinonimia. Arnaloda 8(1): 39-44.

38. Skrabal, J., Tillich H.-J., Weigend, M. 2001: A revision of the Passiflora lobbii group (Passifloraceae), including some new species and subspecies. -- Harvard Papers in Botany 6(1): 309-339.

39. Weigend, M. 2001: The genus Desfontainia (Desfontainiaceae) revisited a return to alpha-diversity. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 123(3): 281-301. (10.12.2001).

40. Weigend, M. 2001: Loasaceae. - In: Bernal, R. & Forero, E. (eds.): Flora de Colombia Vol. 22: 1100. - Sta Fé de Bogotá: Instituto de Ciencias Naturales.

41. Weigend, M. 2002: Observations on the Biogeography of the Amotape-Huancabamba Zone in Northern Peru. - In: K. Young et al., Plant Evolution and Endemism in Andean South America. Bot. Review 68(1).



Weigend, M. & M.A. Aken: A Screening of Natal seaweeds for antibiotically active substances - Congress on Aquatic Ecosystems, Capetown 1992.

Weigend, M.: Nuevos aspectos de la biología y sistemática de las Loasáceas en el Norte de Sudamerica - II Congreso Ecuatoriano de Botánica, Quito 1995.

Weigend, M.: Character polarity and the re-classification of Loasaceae/Loasoideae: Examples from morphology and pollination biology - Systematics, First Biennial Conference of the Systematics Association, Oxford 1997.

Weigend, M.: Phytogeography of Andean Loasaceae & Grossulariaceae - Symposion on Biogeography and Evolution of Andean Plants, 16th IBC 1999.

Weigend, M.: La Fitogeografía de la zona Amotape-Huancabamba. - VIII Congreso Nacional de Botánica de Perú, Arequipa 2000.