Lectotypes are selected for the genus Scholtzia Schauer and for S. capitata F.Muell. ex Benth., S. leptantha Benth., S. oligandra F.Muell. ex Benth., S. parviflora F.Muell. and Baeckea obovata DC. Scholtzia obovata (DC.) Schauer is reinstated and S. leptantha reduced to a synonym of it. Two informal names are made redundant by the lectotypifications. Brief descriptions are provided for these taxa as now defined.