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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: Eragrostideae
Subtribus: Cotteinae
Genus: Schmidtia
Species: S. kalahariensis – S. pappophoroides

Schmidtia Steud. ex J.A.Schmidt (1852), nom. cons.

Type species: S. pappophoroides Steud. ex J.A.Schmidt

Homonym: Schmidtia, Chromista Janisch, 1888


Schmidt, J.A. 1852: Beitrage zur Flora der Cap Verdischen Inseln 144.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Schmidtia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 13. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Schmidtia. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 13. 2013. Schmidtia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 13.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Schmidtia. Published online. Accessed: 13 Nov. 2013.
Schmidtia is a genus of Asian and African plants in the grass family.[1][2][3][4]


Schmidtia kalahariensis Stent - Chad, Sudan, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa
Schmidtia pappophoroides Steud. ex J.A.Schmidt - arid and semiarid parts of Africa from Mauritania to Egypt to South Africa; also Pakistan

formerly included[5]

Several names have been coined with the name Schmidtia but are now regarded as better suited to other genera (Coleanthus and Tolpis)

Schmidtia capensis - Tolpis capensis
Schmidtia subtilis - Coleanthus subtilis
Schmidtia utriculata - Coleanthus subtilis
Schmidtia utriculosa - Coleanthus subtilis


Schmidt, Johann Anton. 1852. Beitrage zur Flora der Cap Verdischen Inseln 144
Tropicos, Schmidtia Steud. ex J.A. Schmidt
Rothauge, Axel (25 March 2014). "Cultivated grass pastures". The Namibian.
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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