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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Rubiaceae
Subfamilia: Cinchonoideae
Tribus: Guettardeae
Genus: Ottoschmidtia
Species: O. microphylla

Ottoschmidtia Urb., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 20: 312. (1924)

monotypic taxon
Typus: Ottoschmidtia dorsiventralis Urb., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 20: 312. (1924) vide Ottoschmidtia microphylla subsp. microphylla.


Urban, I. 1924. Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 20: 312.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Ottoschmidtia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Mar. 10. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Ottoschmidtia. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 10 2019. 2019. Ottoschmidtia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Mar. 10.

Ottoschmidtia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Rubiaceae.[2] It only contains one known species, Ottoschmidtia microphylla (Griseb.) Urb.

Its native range is Caribbean, it is found in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Haiti.[1]

The genus name of Ottoschmidtia is in honour of Otto Christian Schmidt (1900–1951), a German botanist, professor in Berlin and Münster. He was also a specialist in algae.[3] The Latin specific epithet of microphylla is a portmanteau word derived from 'micro-' meaning small and also 'phylla' meaning leaf.[4] The genus was first described and published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Vol.20 on page 312 in 1924.[2] The species was published in Ark. Bot. Vol.21A (Isue 5) on page 85 in 1927.[1]

According to Kew.[1]

Ottoschmidtia microphylla subsp. haitiensis (Urb.) Borhidi, from Dominican Republic, Haiti
Ottoschmidtia microphylla subsp. microphylla ,from Cuba


"Ottoschmidtia microphylla (Griseb.) Urb". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
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Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X.

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