Oplismenus burmanni – Wavy-Leaf Basketgrass

Other notes

Natural History: Native Annual Grass.

A common trailing grass growing in the rainy season.


Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host plant for Mycalesis spp – Bushbrown spp. by Nitin Kawthankar from Sindhudurg, Maharashtra in October 2020 and for Mycalesis visala – Long-branded Bushbrown by Abhishek Rane from Sindhudurg, Maharashtra in August 2023.

This plant has been also reported as a larval host for Mycalesis gotama – Chinese Bushbrown from Taiwan (HOSTS, 2023). It might be used in India, too, but this needs confirmation.



Robinson, G.S., P.R. Ackery, I. Kitching, G.W. Beccaloni, and L.M. Hernández. (2023). HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Natural History Museum. [DOI] [cited as O. japonicus]

Flowers of India (2023): Wavy-Leaf Basketgrass. Accessed on: 03 Oct 2023. [URL]

WFO (2023): Oplismenus burmanni (Retz.) P.Beauv. Accessed on: 03 Oct 2023. [URL]

Page citation

Rane, A. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Oplismenus burmanni (Retz.) P.Beauv. – Wavy-Leaf Basketgrass. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/oplismenus-burmanni, accessed 2024/07/16.