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Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel (30 May 1783, Esslingen am Neckar – 12 May 1856) was a German physician and an authority on grasses.

He was educated at the University of Tübingen, earning his medical doctorate in 1805. Shortly afterwards he settled into a medical practice in his hometown of Esslingen, where with Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter (1787-1860), he organized Unio Itineraria. In 1826 he became chief state physician of the Kingdom of Württemberg.

The botanical genera Steudelago (Kuntze, 1891) and Steudelella (Honda, 1930) honor his name.[1]


  • Nomenclator botanicus, 2 volumes (1821-1824), An alphabetical listing of more than 3300 genera and approximately 40,000 species.
  • Enumeratio plantarum Germaniae, 1826 (with Christian Ferdinand Hochstetter).
  • Synopsis planterum glumacearum, 2 volumes (1853-1855), Volume I is dedicated to the botanical family Poaceae, and Volume II involves Cyperaceae and affiliated families.[2]


  1. ^ BHL Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publications
  2. ^ (biographical information)
  3. ^ IPNI.  Steud.