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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Poeae
Subtribus: Coleanthinae
Genus: Coleanthus
Species: C. subtilis

Coleanthus Seidl ex Roem. et Schult., Syst. Veg. 3: 267 (1818)
monotypic taxon


Schmidtia Tratt., Fl. Österr. Kaiserth. 1: 12 (1816) nom. rej., non Steud. (1852)
Wilibalda Sternb. ex Roth, Enum. Pl. Phaen. Germ. 1(1): 92 (1827), nom. superfl.


Seidl, W.B. 1818. Systema Vegetabilium 2: 11, 276.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Coleanthus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Aug. 11. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Coleanthus. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 11.
Tropicos.org 2013. Coleanthus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 11.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Coleanthus. Published online. Accessed: 11 Dec. 2013.

Coleanthus is a genus of Eurasian and North American plants in the grass family. The only known species is Coleanthus subtilis. It has a scattered distribution, found on lakeshores, streambanks, and other wet places in central Europe (France, Germany, Czech Rep; extinct in Norway + Italy), Asia (Western Siberia, Khabarovsk, eastern China), and northwestern North America (Oregon, Washington, British Columbia).[4][5][6][7][8][9]

Illustration from Otto Wilhelm Thomé: Flora von Deutschland Österreich und der Schweiz. Gera-Untermhaus, 1885
Seidl, Wenzel Benno. 1817. Systema Vegetabilium 2: 11-12, 276 in Latin
Tropicos, Coleanthus Seidl
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 340 莎禾 suo he Coleanthus subtilis (Trattinnick) Seidel in Roemer & Schultes, Syst. Veg. 2: 276. 1817.
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Kharkevich, S.S., Probatova, N.S. & Novikov, V.S. (1985). Sosudistye rasteniia sovetskogo Dal’nego Vostoka 1: 1-383. Izd-vo "Nauka," Leningradskoe otd-nie, Leningrad
Malyschev, L.I. & Peschkova, G.A. (eds.) (2001). Flora of Siberia 2: 1-362. Scientific Publishers, Inc., Enfield, Plymouth
Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution map

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