o. Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr. Anton Weber

Honorary scientist and lecturer
4. floor, room 218
t: +43 (0)1 4277-540 87
m: anton.weber@univie.ac.at

© A. Weber

Interests and areas of research

  • Morphology and development of angiosperms (vegetative structures, inflorescences, flowers)
  • Floral and dispersal ecology
  • Systematics of angiosperms (specially of tropical alliances, e.g., Gesneriaceae, Melastomataceae, Zingiberaceae)
  • Tropical botany (field work mainly in Malaysia and Costa Rica)
  • Gesneriaceae-Gattungen


Current Courses


  • With scientists and scientific institutions worldwide (esp. USA, UK, D, MY)

 Curriculum Vitae

Current position

  • 2004– Honorary scientist and lecturer at the University of Vienna

Education and scientific career

  • 2004 Retirement
  • 1992–2003 Head of the Department "Morphology and Reproductive Ecology" at the Institute of Botany
  • 1990–1992 Head of the Institute of Botany, University of Vienna
  • 1986–1992 Head of the "Department of Morphology" at the Institute of Botany
  • 1983 Appointment as full professor (o. Univ.-Prof.)
  • 1977 Postdoctoral lecture qualification ("Habilitation") in "Botany with special regard of morphology and systematics of higher plants"
  • 1971–1977 University assistant at the Institute of Botany, Univ. of Vienna
  • 1971 Completion of doctoral thesis ("Morphology of the gynoecium of Gesneriaceae") and granting of the title "Dr. phil." (Doctor of philosophy, equivalent to Ph.D.)
  • 1965–1971 Studies in biology (botany, zoology) at the University of Vienna, Austria


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Weber, A., Middleton, D. J., Clark, J. L., & Möller, M. (2020). Keys to the infrafamilial taxa and genera of Gesneriaceae. Rheedea, 30(1), 5-47. https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2020.30.01.02




Weber, A. (2017). Luminescent fungi. In A. Dett (Ed.), Moths of Costa Rica's rainforest Benteli.

Möller, M., Nampy, S., Janeesha, A. P., & Weber, A. (2017). The Gesneriaceae of India: Consequences of updated generic concepts and new family classification. Rheedea, 27(1), 23-41.


The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group, Chase, M. W., Christenhusz, M. J. M., Fay, M. F., Byng, J. W., Judd, W. S., Soltis, D. E., Mabberley, D. J., Sennikov, A. N., Soltis, P. S., & Stevens, P. F. (2016). An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 181(1), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1111/boj.12385

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