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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Colpodium
Type species
Colpodium stevenii
(syn of C. versicolor)
  • Keniochloa Melderis
  • Catabrosa sect. Colpodium (Trin.) Boiss.
  • Vilfa subg. Colpodium (Trin.) Trin.
  • Catabrosella (Tzvelev) Tzvelev
  • Paracolpodium (Tzvelev) Tzvelev
  • Paracol-podium (Tzvelev) Tzvelev, alternate spelling
  • Colpodium subg. Paracolpodium Tzvelev
  • Colpodium subg. Catabrosella Tzvelev

Colpodium is a genus of plants in the grass family, native primarily to Asia but with a few species on certain mountains in Africa.[6][7][4][8][9][10]

  1. Colpodium altaicum Trin. ex Ledeb. - Altai Mountains (Altai Krai, Xinjiang, Mongolia, Kazakhstan)
  2. Colpodium araraticum (Lipsky) Woronow ex Grossh. - Turkey, Armenia
  3. Colpodium baltistanicum Dickore - Jammu-Kashmir
  4. Colpodium chionogeiton (Pilg.) Tzvelev - Kenya, Tanzania
  5. Colpodium colchicum (Albov) Woronow ex Grossh. - Circassia, Turkey
  6. Colpodium drakensbergense Hedberg & I.Hedberg - KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho
  7. Colpodium fibrosum Trautv. - northeastern Turkey
  8. Colpodium gillettii Bor - Iraq
  9. Colpodium hedbergii (Melderis) Tzvelev - Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa
  10. Colpodium himalaicum (Hook.f.) Bor - Jammu-Kashmir
  11. Colpodium humile (M.Bieb.) Griseb. - Xinjiang, Siberia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan
  12. Colpodium lakium Woronow - Dagestan
  13. Colpodium lanatiflorum (Roshev.) Tzvelev - Siberia
  14. Colpodium nutans (Stapf) Bor - Uttarakhand, Jammu-Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh
  15. Colpodium oreades (Peter) E.B.Alexeev - Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
  16. Colpodium parviflorum Boiss. & Buhse - Iran, Turkey, Caucasus
  17. Colpodium ponticum (Balansa) Woronow - Turkey
  18. Colpodium tibeticum Bor - Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal
  19. Colpodium variegatum (Boiss.) Boiss. ex Griseb. - Iran, Turkey
  20. Colpodium versicolor (Steven) Schmalh. - Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Caucasus
  21. Colpodium violaceum (Boiss.) Griseb. - Iran, Iraq
  22. Colpodium wallichii (Hook.f.) Bor - Nepal, Sikkim
formerly included [5]

see Arctagrostis Arctophila Catabrosa Dupontia Festuca Hyalopoa Muhlenbergia Periballia Phippsia Poa Puccinellia Pucciphippsia Sporobolus


  1. ^ Lectotype designated by means of exclusion of the only other possible candidate, by Griseb., in Ledeb. Fl. Rossica 4: 384. 1853
  2. ^ a b Tropicos, Colpodium Trin.
  3. ^ International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants see §10, which specifies that the lectotype of a genus name must be a name cited in the original protologue, even if that name is now considered a synonym
  4. ^ a b Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 311 小沿沟草属 xiao yan gou cao shu Colpodium Trinius, Fund. Agrost. 119. 1822.
  5. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  6. ^ Trinius, Carl Bernhard von. 1820. Fundamenta Agrostographiae page 119 in Latin
  7. ^ Trinius, Carl Bernhard von. 1820. Fundamenta Agrostographiae plate 7 line drawings of floral structures of Colpodium sp.
  8. ^ Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal , Colpodium wallichii (Hook. f.) Bor,
  9. ^ Bor, Norman Loftus. 1960. Grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India and Pakistan (excluding Bambuseae). Pergamon Press, Oxford UK.
  10. ^ Dickoré, W. B. 1995. Systematische revision und chorologische analyse der Monocotyledoneae des Karakorum (Zentralasian, West-Tibet). Flora Karakorumensis: I. Angiospermae, Monocotyledoneae. Stapfia 39:1–290
  11. ^ The Plant List search for Colpodium
  12. ^ Mill, R. R. 1985. Eremopoa, Nephelochloa, Catabrosella, Colpodium, Hyalopoa, Catabrosa, Paracolpodium, In: Davis, P. H. (ed.). 9: 486–501. In P. H. Davis, Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh