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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Philydraceae
Genus: Helmholtzia
Species: H. acorifolia – H. glaberrima – H. novoguineensis

Helmholtzia F.Muell., Fragm. 5: 202. (1866)

Orthothylax (Hook.f.) Skottsb., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 65: 264. 1932.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Helmholtzia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 July 14. Reference page.

Helmholtzia is a small genus of flowering plants described in 1866.[4][2] It includes species native to Australia (New South Wales and Queensland),, Indonesia (Maluku Province), and New Guinea.[1][5]

The genus was named for Hermann von Helmholtz, a German physician and physicist, by botanist Ferdinand von Mueller.[6] [7]


Helmholtzia acorifolia F.Muell. - NE Queensland
Helmholtzia glaberrima (Hook.f.) Caruel - Mount Warning region in SE Queensland + NE New South Wales
Helmholtzia novoguineensis (K.Krause) Skottsb. - New Guinea, Maluku


"World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew".
Tropicos, Helmholtzia F. Muell.
Tropicos, Orthothylax (Hook. f.) Skottsb.
Mueller, Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von. 1866. Fragmenta Phytographiæ Australiæ 5: 202-203 in Latin
PlantNET: New South Wales Flora online: Helmholtzia
Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens: Newsletter November 2003 Archived 2006-09-02 at the Wayback Machine
Burkhardt L. 2016: Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen. Index of Eponymic Plant Names. Index de Noms Eponymes des Genres Botaniques. Eine botanische • historische • biographische Recherche zu Widmungen in den Pflanzengattungen. – Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin. ISBN 978-3-946292-10-4

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