Climacoptera in Sborn. Rabot Akad. Sukachevu: 111. 1956 sec. Akhani & al. (2007)
Climacoptera s.str. represents a monophyletic C4 genus within Caroxyleae. The genus is distributed in central and southwest Asia and comprises only annual species. Highly contradictory species numbers, ranging from six to c. 42, are given (Akhani & al. 2007; Pratov 1986).