Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Marantaceae
Genus: Schumannianthus

Schumannianthus is a group of plants in the Marantaceae described as a genus in 1904.[1][2][3]

Schumannianthus dichotomus is cultivated in riverine areas of South Asia and Southeast Asia for making Shital pati, mats that feel cool to the touch, for use on floors and beds.[4]

  1. Schumannianthus dichotomus (Roxb.) Gagnep. - E Himalayas, Indochina, P Malaysia, Borneo, Philippines
  2. Schumannianthus monophyllus Suksathan, Borchs. & A.D.Poulsen - Sarawak


  1. 1 2 "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families".
  2. Gagnepain, François. 1904. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 51: 176 in French
  3. Tropicos, Schumannianthus Gagnep.
  4. Romel Ahmed , A. N. M. Fakhrul Islam, Mostafizur Rahman, and Md. Abdul Halim (2007). "Management and economic value of Schumannianthus dichotoma in rural homesteads in the Sylhet region of Bangladesh". International Journal of Biodiversity Science & Management. 3 (4): 252–258. doi:10.1080/17451590709618178.
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