Taxon: Saccharum robustum E. W. Brandes & Jeswiet ex Grassl

Genus: Saccharum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Saccharinae
Nomen number: 32621
Place of publication: J. Arnold Arbor. 27:234. 1946
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 25-Jun-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Jun-2009
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 90 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of sugarcane (fide Pl Res SEAs 9:145. 1996; Ethnobot Res Appl 2:14-15. 2004)
  • Gene sources: progenitor of sugarcane (fide Pl Res SEAs 9:145. 1996; Ethnobot Res Appl 2:14-15. 2004)

Distributional Range:


    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands (probably)



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Check other web resources for Saccharum robustum E. W. Brandes & Jeswiet ex Grassl :


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 24 May 2018.