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]

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Supertribe: Poodae
Tribe: Poeae
Subtribe: Coleanthinae
Genus: Colpodium
Type species
Colpodium stevenii
(syn of C. versicolor)
  • Colpodium subg. Paracolpodium Tzvelev
  • Colpodium subg. Catabrosella Tzvelev
  • Catabrosa sect. Colpodium (Trin.) Boiss.
  • Vilfa subg. Colpodium (Trin.) Trin.
  • Catabrosella (Tzvelev) Tzvelev
  • Keniochloa Melderis
  • Paracolpodium (Tzvelev) Tzvelev
  • Paracol-podium (Tzvelev) Tzvelev, alternate spelling
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