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Taxon: Saccharum villosum Steud.

Genus: Saccharum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Saccharinae
Nomen number: 459456
Place of publication: Syn. pl. glumac. 1:408. 1854
Link to protologue:
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 01-Jul-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Honduras
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina (type locality), Paraná]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Buenos Aires, Chaco, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Formosa, Misiones, Santa Fe] Paraguay, [Caaguazú, Guairá] Uruguay [Rivera, San Jose]


  1. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  2. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. Note: lists as Erianthus trinii
  3. Kellogg, E. A. 2013. Chapter 1. Phylogenetic Relationships of Saccharinae and Sorghinae. Genomics of the Saccharinae. Plant Genetics and Genomics: 3 Springer, New York, New York. 3-21. Note: although it did not mentioned Saccharum villosum this review recognized Erianthus; it commented that "many problems remain in the phylogeny and classification" of the Saccharinae, and on the difficulties of the inclusion of species to be included in Erianthus
  4. Machado Caporal, F. J. & L. Eggers. 2005. Poaceae na área do centro de pesquisas e conservação da natureza pró-mata. São Francisco de Paula, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Iheringia, Bot. 60:141-150.
  5. Molina, A. M. 1981. El género Erianthus (Gramineae) en la Argentina y países limítrofes. Darwiniana 23:559.
  6. 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 villosum, but it discussed the "polyphyletic origin" of Saccharum, and other members of Saccharinae
  7. Neves 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.
  8. Welker, C. A. D. et al. 2017. A new allopolyploid species of,I>Saccharum (Poaceae - Andropogoneae) from South America, with notes on its cytogenetics. Syst. Bot. 42:507-515. URL: www.aspt.net/systematic-botany
  9. Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 46:556.

Check other web resources for Saccharum villosum Steud. :

  • 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=459456. Accessed 20 July 2019.