Taxon: Sclerostachya fusca (Roxb.) A. Camus

Genus: Sclerostachya
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Saccharinae
Nomen number: 33390
Place of publication: H. Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 7:243. 1922
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 26-Oct-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Oct-2009
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of sugarcane (fide Grassl, Proc. Int. Soc. Sugar Cane Tech. 14:240-248. 1971; Theor Appl Genet 67:173. 1984, as potential for water logging)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Indo-China: Myanmar ; Thailand ; Vietnam


  • Babu, C. R. Herbaceous flora of Dehra Dun. (HF Dehra Dun)
  • Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. 1960 (Grass BCIP)
  • Grassl, C. O. 1971. Proceedings of the 14th Congress of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists 14:240-248.
  • Lazarides, M. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia. 1980 (Grass SEAs)
  • Shukla, U. Grasses of north-eastern India. 1996 (Grass NE India)
  • Sreenivasan, J. & T. V. Sreenivasan 1984. In vitro propagation of a Saccharum officinarum (L.) and Sclerostachya fusca (Roxb.) A. Camus Hybrid Theor. Appl. Genet. 67:171-174.


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