Genus: Saccharum L.

Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Saccharinae
Common names: sugarcane
Genus number: 10630
Last updated: 06-Feb-2017
Accession Count: 1560 (1461 active, 257 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: all accepted species are in GRIN

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. 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. Note: polyphyletic
  2. Welker, C. A. D. et al. 2015. Phylogenetic analysis of Saccharum s.l. (Poaceae; Andropogoneae), with emphasis on the circumscription of the South American species. Amer. J. Bot. 102:248-263. DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1400397
  3. Welker, C. A. D. et al. 2019. Plastome phylogenomics of sugarcane and relatives confirms the segregation of the genus Tripidium (Poaceae: Andropogoneae). Taxon 68:246-267. DOI: 10.1002/tax.12030

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 28 March 2020.