Taxon: Saccharum officinarum L.

 
Genus: Saccharum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Andropogoneae
        Subtribe: Saccharinae
Nomen number: 32617
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:54. 1753
Comment: [or Saccharum Noble Group]
Name Verified on: 05-Oct-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 432 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Baileya 23:124. 1991)
  • Human food: beverage base (fide Baileya 23:124. 1991)
  • Human food: sugar (fide Baileya 23:124. 1991)
  • Fuels: petroleum substitute/alcohol (fide Baileya 23:124. 1991)
  • Materials: alcohol (fide Baileya 23:124. 1991)
  • Materials: fiber ("bagasse" residue for paper & cardboard fide Dict Econ Pl)
  • Materials: wax ("bagasse" residue for paper & cardboard fide Dict Econ Pl; Baileya 23:124. 1991)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • : United States

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

References:

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