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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Dalbergieae
Genus: Smithia
Species: S. abyssinica – S. bigemina – S. blanda – S. capitata – S. ciliata – S. conferta – S. elliotii – S. erubescens – S. finetii – S. gracilis – S. grandis – S. hirsuta – S. oligantha – S. purpurea – S. pycnantha – S. salsuginea – S. sensitiva – S. setulosa – S. venkobarowii
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Smithia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov 13. Reference page.


Smithia Aiton, Hort. Kew. [W. Aiton] 3: 496. (1789)

Damapana Adans.
Petagnana J.F.Gmel.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Tropical & Subtropical Old World to N. Australia
Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zambia, Zaïre

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Primary references

Aiton, W. 1789. Hortus Kewensis; or, a catalogue of the plants cultivated in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew. Vol. I. Monandria–Heptandria. XXX+496 pp., tt. 1–6. George Nicol, London. BHL Reference page. : 496


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Smithia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov 13. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Smithia. Published online. Accessed: Nov 13 2020. 2020. Smithia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov13 {{{3}}}.
Catalogue of Life: 2021 Annual Checklist

Vernacular names
中文: 坡油甘屬

Smithia is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae, and was recently assigned to the informal monophyletic Dalbergia clade of the Dalbergieae.[1][2]

Smithia comprises the following species:[3][4]

Smithia abyssinica (A. Rich.) Verdc.
Smithia agharkarii Hemadri
Smithia bigemina Dalzell
Smithia blanda Wall.
Smithia capitata Dalzell
Smithia ciliata Royle
Smithia conferta Sm.
Smithia elliotii Baker f.
Smithia erubescens (E. Mey.) Baker f.
Smithia eylesii S. Moore
Smithia finetii Gagnep.
Smithia gracilis Benth.
Smithia grandis Baker
Smithia hirsuta Dalzell
Smithia laxiflora Wight & Arn.
Smithia oligantha Blatt.
Smithia purpurea Hook.
Smithia pycnantha Baker
Smithia salsuginea Hance
Smithia sensitiva Aiton
Smithia setulosa Dalzell
Smithia venkobarowii Gamble


Lavin M, Pennington RT, Klitgaard BB, Sprent JI, de Lima HC, Gasson PE (2001). "The dalbergioid legumes (Fabaceae): delimitation of a pantropical monophyletic clade". Am J Bot. 88 (3): 503–33. doi:10.2307/2657116. JSTOR 2657116. PMID 11250829.
Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk B-E, Wojciechowskie MF, Lavin M (2013). "Reconstructing the deep-branching relationships of the papilionoid legumes". S Afr J Bot. 89: 58–75. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2013.05.001.
"ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Smithia". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Smithia". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 7 February 2014.

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