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Taxon: Miscanthus ×giganteus J. M. Greef & Deuter ex Hodk. & Renvoize

Genus: Miscanthus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Saccharinae
Nomen number: 455049
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 56:759. 2001 (J. M. Greef & M. Deuter, Angew. Bot. 67:88. 1993, nom. inval.)
Link to protologue:
Comment: [= M. sinensis × M. sacchariflorus]
Name Verified on: 25-Mar-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 19 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • giant Miscanthus  (Source: MIMB) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: potential as feedstock (as a "biomass feedstock")
  • Fuels: potential as biomass for energy generation (fide http://bioenergy.ornl.gov/reports/miscanthus/toc.html,)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (only cult.)


  1. Greef, J. M. et al. 1997. Genetic diversity of European Miscanthus species revealed by AFLP fingerprinting. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 44:185-195.
  2. Hodkinson, T. R. & S. A. Renvoize. 2001. Nomenclature of Miscanthus ×giganteus (Poaceae). Kew Bull. 56:759-760.
  3. Hodkinson, T. R. et al. 2002. Characterization of a genetic resource collection for Miscanthus (Saccharinae, Andropogoneae, Poaceae) using AFLP and ISSR PCR. Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 89:627-636. Note: confirms hybrid pedigree
  4. Hodkinson, T. R. et al. 2002. The use of DNA sequencing (ITS and trnL-F), AFLP, and fluorescent in situ hybridization to study allopolyploid Miscanthus (Poaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 89:279-286. Note: confirms hybrid pedigree
  5. Long, S. P. 2008. Miscanthus research at the University of Illinois. (on-line resource). URL: http://miscanthus.uiuc.edu/ target='_blank'
  6. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  7. Pyter, R. et al. 2009. Agronomic experiences with Miscanthus × giganteus in Illinois, USA. IN: J. R. Mielenzz (ed.) Biofuels. Methods and Proctocols.. Methods in Molecular Biology Springer Nature., Switzerland. 581:41-52. Note: a book series since 1984
  8. Scurlock, J. M. O. 1999. Miscanthus: a review of European experience with a novel energy crop. (on-line resource). URL: http://bioenergy.ornl.gov/reports/miscanthus/toc.html target='_blank'

Check other web resources for Miscanthus ×giganteus J. M. Greef & Deuter ex Hodk. & Renvoize :

  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?455049. Accessed 19 July 2019.