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Taxon: Miscanthus ecklonii (Nees) Mabb.

Genus: Miscanthus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Saccharinae
Nomen number: 459946
Place of publication: Taxon 33:442. 1984
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Oct-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Oct-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 7 (2 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Distributional Range:


    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Eswatini (possibly), Lesotho, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape]


  1. Burner, D. M. 1997. Chromosome transmission and meiotic behavior in various sugarcane crosses J. Amer. Soc. Sugar Cane Technol. 17:38-50.
  2. Deuter, M. Breeding approaches to improvement of yield and quality in Miscanthus grown in Europe (web document)
  3. Hodkinson, T. R. et al. 2002. Phylogenetics of Miscanthus, Saccharum and related genera (Saccharinae, Andropogoneae, Poaceae) based on DNA sequences from ITS nuclear ribosomal DNA and plastid trnL intron and trnL-F intergenic spacers J. Pl. Res. 115:381-392.
  4. Mabberley, D. J. 1984. Pallas's buckthorn and two and a half centuries of neglected binomials (Taxon) 33:433-444.
  5. Tai, P. Y. P. et al. 1991. Phenotypic characteristics of F2 and BC1 progenies from sugarcane intergeneric hybrids J. Amer. Soc. Sugar Cane Technol. 11:38-42.

Check other web resources for Miscanthus ecklonii (Nees) Mabb. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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=459946. Accessed 23 April 2019.