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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Chloridoideae
Tribus: Cynodonteae
Subtribus: Eleusininae
Genus: Lepturus
Species: L. anadabolavensis – L. androyensis – L. boinensis – L. calcareus – L. copeanus – L. geminatus – L. humbertianus – L. minutus – L. nesiotes – L. perrieri – L. pulchellus – L. radicans – L. repens – L. tenuis –L. xerophilus

Lepturus R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 207 (1810)
Type species: Lepturus repens (G.Forst.) R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 207 (1810)


Monerma P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 116 (1812), nom. superfl.
Leptocercus Raf., Amer. Monthly Mag. & Crit. Rev. 4: 190 (1819), nom. superfl.
Lepiurus Dumort., Observ. Gramin. Belg.: 90 (1824), nom. superfl.
Leptocereus Raf., J. Phys. Chim. Hist. Nat. Arts 89: 262 (1819), orth. var.
Ischnurus Balf.f., Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh 12: 98 (1883).


Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 207.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2016. Lepturus R.Br. in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 May 14. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, R.Br. Lepturus R.Br.. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 10. 2013. Lepturus R.Br.. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 10.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Lepturus R.Br.. Published online. Accessed: 10 Nov. 2013.

Lepturus (common name thintail) is a genus of plants in the grass family, native to Asia, Africa, Australia, and various islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.[2][3][4][5][6]


Lepturus anadabolavensis A.Camus - Madagascar
Lepturus androyensis A.Camus - Madagascar
Lepturus boinensis A.Camus - Madagascar
Lepturus calcareus Cope - Socotra
Lepturus copeanus B.K.Simon - Australia
Lepturus geminatus C.E.Hubb. - Australia
Lepturus humbertianus A.Camus - Madagascar
Lepturus minutus B.K.Simon - Queensland
Lepturus nesiotes Cope - Socotra
Lepturus perrieri A.Camus - Madagascar
Lepturus pulchellus (Balf.f.) Clayton - Socotra
Lepturus radicans (Steud.) A.Camus - Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, India
Lepturus repens (J.R.Forst.) R.Br. - Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Chagos Is, Mauritius, Rodrigues I, Aldabra, Lakshadweep, Sri Lanka, Andaman Is, Paracel Is, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, Cocos Is, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Christmas I, New Guinea, Solomon Is, Australia (including on Bramble Cay in the Torres Strait[9]), many of the Pacific Islands
Lepturus tenuis Balf.f. - Socotra
Lepturus xerophilus Domin - Australia

formerly included[1]

numerous species now considered better suited in other genera: Hemarthria Henrardia Hainardia Oropetium Parapholis Scribneria


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Brown, Robert. 1810. Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 207 in Latin
Tropicos, Lepturus R. Br
Flora of China Vol. 22 Page 488 细穗草属 xi sui cao shu Lepturus R. Brown, Prodr. 207. 1810.
Ausgras2, Grasses of Australia
C.Michael Hogan. 2011. Coral Sea. Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. P.Saundry & C.J.Cleveland. National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington DC
The Plant List search for Lepturus
Atlas of Living Australia
Ellison, Joanna C. (September 1998). "Natural History Of Bramble Cay, Torres Strait" (PDF). Atoll Research Bulletin No. 455. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 February 2009.

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