Entité de rattachement
Morpho-Anatomie et Développement des Plantes (MADP)
Thème interdisciplinaire de recherche
Biologie évolutive
Habilité(e) à diriger des recherches


florian.jabbour [at] mnhn.fr
+33 (0)1 40 79 54 57

12-16 rue Buffon


75005 Paris

Responsabilités dans l'unité

Co-leader of the MADP team

Responsabilités hors unité

From 2023 on: Elected for 3 years at the Administration Board of the MNHN (permanent member)

From 2022 on: Elected for 4 years at the Board of the Département Origines et Evolution, Collège 2

From 2022 on: Representative for the Doctoral School ED227 MNHN-SU

From 2020 on: Member of the Administration Board of the Société Botanique de France

From 2019 on: Co-Editor-in-Chief of Botany Letters



Research interests

My research focuses on the evolution of plant taxa and plant shapes, in relation to geographical and other physical or biotic conditions.  

I have a special interest in the study of flower ontogeny and evolution, in a phylogenetic framework.


  • Evolution and genetic bases of floral traits
  • Flower development
  • Systematics, taxonomy, and biogeography

Education and position

  • 2017- Associate Professor, National Museum of Natural History, Paris
  • 2013-17 Assistant Professor, National Museum of Natural History, Paris
  • 2010-12 Postdoctoral fellow, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
  • 2006-09 PhD, Paris-Saclay University, and Génétique Quantitative et Evolution - Le Moulon
  • 2005-06 MSc, Paris-Saclay University
  • 2003-06 AgroParisTech
  • 2001-03 Classes préparatoires BCPST

Current PhD students

  • Lantotiana Randriamanana (2022-, main supervisor)
  • Fabio Meraihi (2023-, main supervisor)
  • Nathan Fouéré-Klein (2024-, main supervisor)

Former PhD students

  • Chhavarath Dary (2013-2016)
  • Felipe Espinosa (2016-19)
  • Julie Zalko (2018-22)
  • Pierre Galipot (2019-21)
  • Pauline Delpeuch (2020-23)



  • Zhang Hanghang, Xue Fang, Guo Liping, Cheng Jie, Jabbour Florian, DuPasquier Pierre-Emmanuel, Xie Yanru, Zhang Peng, Wu Yijia, Duan Xiaoshan, Kong Hongzhi & Zhang Rui, 2024The mechanism underlying asymmetric bending of lateral petals in Delphinium (Ranunculaceae). Current Biology , , S0960982224000046
  • Jiao Bohan, Chen Chen, Wei Meng, Niu Guohao, Zheng Jiye, Zhang Guojin, Shen Jiahao, Vitales Daniel, Vallès Joan, Verloove Filip, Erst Andrey, Soejima Akiko, Mehregan Iraj, Kokubugata Goro, Chung Gyu-Young et al., avril 2023Phylogenomics and morphological evolution of the mega-diverse genus Artemisia (Asteraceae: Anthemideae): implications for its circumscription and infrageneric taxonomy. Annals of Botany vol. 131, n° 5, p. 867-883 Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP) tex.hal_id: hal-04174187 tex.hal_version: v1
  • Lian Lian, Peng Huan-Wen, Ortiz Rosa Del C., Jabbour Florian, Gao Tian-Gang, Erst Andrey S., Chen Zhi-Duan & Wang Wei, 2023Phylogeny and biogeography of Tiliacoreae (Menispermaceae), a tribe restricted to tropical rainforests. ANNALS OF BOTANY vol. 131, n° 4, p. 685-695 tex.earlyaccessdate: JAN 2023 tex.eissn: 1095-8290 tex.orcid-numbers: Peng, Huan-Wen/0000-0002-4371-6397 Chen, Zhi/0000-0002-5266-2634 tex.unique-id: WOS:000942783000001
  • Peng Huan-Wen, Xiang Kun-Li, Erst Andrey, Lian Lian, Ortiz Rosa del C., Jabbour Florian, Chen Zhi-Duan & Wang Wei, 2023A complete genus-level phylogeny reveals the Cretaceous biogeographic diversification of the poppy family. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution vol. 181, , p. 107712 Publisher: Elsevier tex.hal_id: hal-04174191 tex.hal_version: v1
  • Zhang Jun, Li Xiao-Qian, Peng Huan-Wen, Hai Lisi, Erst Andrey S., Jabbour Florian, Ortiz Rosa Del C., Xia Fu-Cai, Soltis Pamela S., Soltis Douglas E. & Wang Wei, 2023Evolutionary history of the Arctic flora. Abstract The Arctic tundra is a relatively young and new type of biome and is especially sensitive to the impacts of global… Nature Communications vol. 14, n° 1, p. 4021
  • Peng Huan-Wen, Xiang Kun-Li, Erst Andrey, Erst Tatyana, Jabbour Florian, Ortiz Rosa del C. & Wang Wei, 2023The synergy of abiotic and biotic factors correlated with diversification of Fumarioideae (Papaveraceae) in the Cenozoic. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution vol. 186, , p. 107868 Publisher: Elsevier tex.hal_id: hal-04174182 tex.hal_version: v1
  • Ling Yuan-Yuan, Xiang Kun-Li, Peng Huan-Wen, Erst Andrey, Lian Lian, Zhao Liang, Jabbour Florian & Wang Wei, 2023Biogeographic diversification of Actaea (Ranunculaceae): Insights into the historical assembly of deciduous broad-leaved forests in the Northern Hemisphere. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution vol. 186, , p. 107870 Publisher: Elsevier tex.hal_id: hal-04174184 tex.hal_version: v1
  • Hai Lisi, Li Xiao-qian, Zhang Jing-bo, Xiang Xiao-guo, Li Rui-qi, Jabbour Florian, Ortiz Rosa del C., Lu An-ming, Chen Zhi-duan & Wang Wei, novembre 2022Assembly dynamics of East Asian subtropical evergreen broadleaved forests: New insights from the dominant Fagaceae trees. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology vol. 64, n° 11, p. 2126-2134 Publisher: Wiley tex.hal_id: hal-04174209 tex.hal_version: v1
  • Zalko Julie, Deroin Thierry, Sarthou Corinne & Jabbour Florian, octobre 2022What Is inside a Papilionoid Flower? I. Floral Vascular Anatomy in the New Caledonian Endemic Clade Arthroclianthus-Nephrodesmus (Fabaceae, Faboideae). International Journal of Plant Sciences vol. 183, n° 8, p. 639-651
    1058-5893, 1537-5315
  • Zhang Wen-Gen, Liu Yu-Guang, Nie Tang-Jie, Guo Chun-Ce, Qiu Li-Hong, Yang Guang-Yao, Jabbour Florian & Wang Wei, juillet 2022Floral ontogeny of Delphinium anthriscifolium (Ranunculaceae) and development of intrafloral and symmetrical resupinated organs. Delphinieae (Ranunculaceae) are characterized by zygomorphic spiral flowers and show a remarkable diversity of perianth… Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society vol. 198, n° 1, p. 86-98 ISBN: 0024-4074 Publisher: Linnean Society of London Type: 10.1093/botlinnean/boab041
    0024-4074, 1095-8339