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Taxon: Saccharum williamsii (Bor) Bor

Genus: Saccharum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Saccharinae
Nomen number: 459467
Place of publication: Grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, & Pakistan 214. 1960
Link to protologue:
Comment: Bor simultaneously accepted this taxon under both Erianthus and Saccharum, which prompted Cope (in Kew Bull. 35: 702–703. 1980) to treat Bor's new combination under Saccharum as not validly published under Melbourne ICN Art. 36.2. However, the name Bor adopted in Erianthus already existed, so that only one of the names he used was [newly] "proposed" in the sense of Melbourne ICN Art. 36.2, which therefore does not apply and Bor's new combination, being clearly accepted by him (Melbourne ICN Art. 36.1), is validly published.
Name Verified on: 02-Jul-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:




  1. Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. (Grass BCIP)
  2. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  3. Nair, N. V. et al. 1999. Analysis of genetic diversity and phylogeny in Saccharum and related genera using RAPD markers Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 46:73-79.

Check other web resources for Saccharum williamsii (Bor) Bor :

  • 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=459467. Accessed 21 February 2019.