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Schmidtia kalahariensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Schmidtia
Steud. ex J.A.Schmidt. 1852, conserved name, not Moench 1802 nor Tratt. 1816
Type species
Schmidtia pappophoroides
Steud. ex J.A.Schmidt.

Schmidtia is a genus of Asian and African plants in the grass family.[1][2] [3][4]

  1. Schmidtia kalahariensis Stent - Chad, Sudan, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa
  2. 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)


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