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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP)

Saccharum officinarum L., Sp. Pl.: 54 (1753).

This name is accepted.

Distribution: New Guinea
(12) spa (20) alg egy mor (21) cny (22) ben bkn gam gnb gui ivo sen tog (23) bur caf cmn con eqg ggi rwa zai (24) cha (26) ang (29) ald com mau mdg reu rod sey (34) cyp irq lbs tur (35) oma yem (36) chc chh chs cht (38) kor nns tai (40) ass ban ehm ind mdv srl whm (41) and cbd lao mya ncb tha vie (42) bor jaw lsi mly phi sul sum (43) bis NWG sol (51) nzn (60) fij gil nru nue nwc sam scz ton tuv van (61) coo eas mrq pit sci tub (62) crl mrn mrs (63) haw (77) tex (78) ala fla lou msi (79) mxc mxn mxs mxt (80) blz cos els gua hon nic pan (81) bah ber cay cub dom hai jam lee pue trt vna win (82) ven (83) clm ecu gal (84) bzc bze bzl bzn bzs
Lifeform: Hemicr. or rhizome geophyte
Remarks: Widely cultivated for sugar (sugar-cane).
Family: Poaceae
The Poaceae generic classification system originated from the GrassBase database, originally based on Genera Graminum (1985). Work is in progress to update this to a new globally accepted and collaborative generic classification based on the latest research.
Original Compiler: W.D.Clayton, R.Govaerts, K.T.Harman, H.Williamson & M.Vorontsova