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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Leptureae
Genus: Lepturus
Type species
Lepturus repens

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]

  1. Lepturus anadabolavensis A.Camus - Madagascar
  2. Lepturus androyensis A.Camus - Madagascar
  3. Lepturus boinensis A.Camus - Madagascar
  4. Lepturus calcareus Cope - Socotra
  5. Lepturus copeanus B.K.Simon - Australia
  6. Lepturus geminatus C.E.Hubb. - Australia
  7. Lepturus humbertianus A.Camus - Madagascar
  8. Lepturus minutus B.K.Simon - Queensland
  9. Lepturus nesiotes Cope - Socotra
  10. Lepturus perrieri A.Camus - Madagascar
  11. Lepturus pulchellus (Balf.f.) Clayton - Socotra
  12. Lepturus radicans (Steud.) A.Camus - Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, India
  13. 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, many of the Pacific Islands
  14. Lepturus tenuis Balf.f. - Socotra
  15. Lepturus xerophilus Domin - Australia
formerly included[1]

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