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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.
Accessions: 100 (98 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:


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



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  12. Suman, A. et al. 2008. Sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) markers for assessing genetic relationships and diversity in sugarcane germplasm collections. Pl. Genet. Resources Charact. Util. 6:222-231.
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  15. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 46:555. Note: tentatively accepts

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

  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • 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?id=32621. Accessed 18 July 2019.