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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Chloridoideae
Tribus: Cynodonteae
Subtribus: Traginae
Genus: Willkommia
Species: W. annua – W. newtonii – W. sarmentosa – W. texana
Name

Willkommia Hack., Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 30: 145 (1888)
Type species: Willkommia sarmentosa Hack., Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 30: 145 (1888)

Synonyms

Heterotypic
Willbleibia Herter, Revista Sudamer. Bot. 10: 132 (1953), nom. superfl.

References

Hackel, E. (1888) Verhandlungen des Botanischen Vereins für die Provinz Brandenburg und die Angrenzenden Länder 30: 145.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Willkommia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 3. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Willkommia. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 3.
Tropicos.org 2013. Willkommia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 3.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Willkommia. Published online. Accessed: 3 Nov. 2013.

Willkommia is a genus of plants in the grass family.[2][3] The genus has a disjunct distribution, with species native to Southern Africa, South America, and the United States.[1]
Species

Accepted species[1][4][5]

Willkommia annua Hack. - Angola, Namibia
Willkommia newtonii Hack. - Angola, Namibia
Willkommia sarmentosa Hack. - Angola, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal
Willkommia texana Hitchc. - United States (Texas, Oklahoma),[6] Argentina, Uruguay[7]

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Hackel, Eduard. 1888. Verhandlungen des Botanischen Vereins für die Provinz Brandenburg und die Angrenzenden Länder 30: 145-146 descriptions in Latin, locality information in German
Tropicos, Willkommia Hack.
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Clayton, W.D.; Vorontsova, M.S.; Harman, K.T.; Williamson, H. "Willkomias". GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Biota of North America Program, 2013 distribution map
Parodi, Lorenzo Raimundo. 1925. Physis. Revista de la Sociedad Argentina de Ciencias Naturales 8: 78

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