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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Danthonioideae
Genus: Schismus
Species: S. arabicus – S. barbatus – S. inermis – S. scaberrimus – S. schismoides
Name

Schismus P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 73 (1812)
Type species: Schismus barbatus (L.) Thell., Bull. Herb. Boissier, II, 7: 391 (1907)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Electra Panz., Denkschr. Königl. Akad. Wiss. München 4: 299 (1813 publ. 1814).
Hemisacris Steud., Flora 12: 490 (1829).

References

Palisot de Beauvois, A.M.F.J. 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie 73, pl. 15, f. 4.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Schismus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Schismus. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 6.
Tropicos.org 2013. Schismus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 6 Nov. 2013.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Schismus. Published online. Accessed: 6 Nov. 2013.
GBIF.

Vernacular names
English: Mediterranean grass
suomi: Nataset

Schismus is a genus of African and Eurasian plants in the grass family.[2][3][4][5] Two species are naturalized in North America, where they are known as Mediterranean grass.[6]

Species[1]

Schismus arabicus - Greece, North Africa, East Africa, Asia (from Saudi Arabia to Xinjiang); naturalized in scattered locations in Australia, United States, Mexico, Chile, Argentina
Schismus barbatus - Mediterranean and neighboring regions (from Canary Islands to Tibet); South Africa; naturalized in scattered locations in Australia, United States, Mexico, Chile, Argentina
Schismus inermis - South Africa
Schismus scaberrimus - South Africa
Schismus schismoides - South Africa, Namibia

Formerly included[1]

see Deschampsia Disakisperma Tribolium

Schismus gouanii - Deschampsia media
Schismus patens - Disakisperma dubium
Schismus pleuropogon - Tribolium pleuropogon
Schismus villarsii - Deschampsia media

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph. 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie 73-74 in Latin
Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph. 1812. Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie plate XV (15), figure IV (4) line drawings of Schismus barbatus
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 452 齿稃草属 chi fu cao shu Schismus P. Beauvois, Ess. Agrostogr. 73. 1812.
USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Schismus". The PLANTS Database (plants.usda.gov). Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 6 November 2015.

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