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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Ophiuros
  • Rottboellia subg. Ophiuros (C.F. Gaertn.) Hack.
  • Ophiurus R.Br.

Ophiuros is a genus of Asia, Australian, and East African plants in the grass family.[3][4][5][6]

  1. Ophiuros bombaiensis Bor - Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra
  2. Ophiuros exaltatus (L.) Kuntze - Indian Subcontinent, southern China, Southeast Asia, Ryukyu Islands, New Guinea, Australia
  3. Ophiuros megaphyllus Stapf ex Haines - eastern India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand
  4. Ophiuros papillosus Hochst. - Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan
formerly included[7]

see Coelorachis Hainardia Lepturus Mnesithea Parapholis Pholiurus Ratzeburgia Rhytachne Rottboellia Thaumastochloa


  1. ^ Tropicos, Ophiuros C.F. Gaertn.
  2. ^ The International Plant Names Index
  3. ^ Gaertner, Carl (Karl) Friedrich von 1791. De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum 3
  4. ^ Gaertner, Carl (Karl) Friedrich von 1805. Supplementum Carpologiae: seu continuati operis Josephi Gaertner De fructibus et seminibus plantarum 1(1): 3, plate 181, figure 3
  5. ^ Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
  6. ^ Flora of China FOC Vol. 22 Page 647 蛇尾草属 she wei cao shu Ophiuros C. F. Gaertner, Suppl. Carp. 3. 1805.
  7. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  8. ^ The Plant List search for Ophiuros