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Taxon: Saccharum angustifolium (Nees) Trin.

Genus: Saccharum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Saccharinae
Nomen number: 409277
Place of publication: Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math., Seconde Pt. Sci. Nat. 4,2(1):92. 1836
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-Jul-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina (n.), Paraguay, Uruguay


  1. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. Note: lists as "Erianthus angustifolius"
  2. Molina, A. M. 1981. El género Erianthus (Gramineae) en la Argentina y países limítrofes. Darwiniana 23:559.
  3. Moore, P. H. et al. 2014. Chapter 1. Sugarcane: The crop, the plant, and domestication. Sugarcane: Physiology, biochemistry, and functional biology. Wiley Blackwell, Ames, Iowa 1-17. Note: it did not mentioned Saccharum angustifolium, but it discussed the "polyphyletic origin" of Saccharum, and other members of Saccharinae
  4. Neve T., B. & A. Zanin. 2011. Sinopse das espécies nativas e subespontâneas de Andropogoneae Dumort. (Poaceae) na Ilha de Santa Catarina, Brasil. Acta Bot. Brasil. 25:916-928.
  5. Renvoize, S. A. 1988. Hatschbach's Parana grasses
  6. Weker D., C. A. & H. M. Longhi-Wagner. 2012. The genera Eriochrysis P. Beauv., Imperata Cirillo and Saccharum L. (Poaceae - Andropogoneae - Saccharinae) in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Brazil. J. Bot. 35:87-105.
  7. Welker, C. A. D. et al. 2017. A new allopolyploid species of Saccharum (Poaceae - Andropogoneae) from South America, with notes on its cytogenetics. Syst. Bot. 42:507-515. Note: 2n=30
  8. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 46:551.

Check other web resources for Saccharum angustifolium (Nees) Trin. :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • CNWG: Catalogue of New World Grasses Searchable Database
  • 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=409277. Accessed 20 July 2019.