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Taxon: Saccharum giganteum (Walter) Pers.

 
Genus: Saccharum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Saccharinae
Nomen number: 103336
Place of publication: Syn. pl. 1:103. 1805
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-Mar-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 38 (37 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • sugarcane plume grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [New Jersey, Pennsylvania (e.)]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois (s.), Missouri (s.e.), Oklahoma]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky (w.), Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, District of Columbia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • Mexico


References:

  1. Beetle, A. A. 1977. Noteworthy grasses from Mexico V. Phytologia 37:352. Note: = Erianthus giganteus (Walter) Muhl.
  2. Cordeiro, G. M. et al. 2003. Sugarcane microsatellites for the assessment of genetic diversity in sugarcane germplasm. Pl. Sci. (Elsevier) 165:181-189. Note: this study used USDA accessions (as Erianthus giganteus) to assess genetic diversity within Saccharum s.l., it found that this taxon clustered with Miscanthus sinensis in a clade sister to S. spontaneum & sugarcane
  3. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  4. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  5. Webster, R. D. & R. B. Shaw. 1995. Taxonomy of the native North American species of Saccharum (Poaceae: Andropogoneae). Sida 16:574.
  6. Wofford, B. E. Database of Tennessee vascular plants (on-line resource). URL: https://herbarium.utk.edu/vascular/vascular-database.php?CategoryID=Monocots&FamilyID=Poaceae&GenusID=Saccharum&SpeciesID=giganteum target='_blank'
  7. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 46:553.

Check other web resources for Saccharum giganteum (Walter) Pers. :


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?id=103336. Accessed 16 July 2019.