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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Perennial herb, cespitose, or rhizomed. Stem: erect. Leaf: cauline; sheaths > internodes; ligule short, membranous or hairy; blade flat. Inflorescence: panicle-like, branches numerous, raceme-like, densely silky-hairy. Spikelet: in pairs, similar, sessile and stalked; pair breaking with subtending axis segment as a unit or at base of stalked spikelet; glumes > florets, florets 2, lower vestigial, upper fertile; lemma awned or awn 0; palea < lemma or 0.
Species In Genus: 35--40 species: tropics, subtropics, southeastern Asia. Some ornamental, sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) widely cultivated for sugar. Etymology: (Latin: sugar)
eFlora Treatment Author: Elizabeth M. Skendzic
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Rytidosperma racemosum
Next taxon: Saccharum ravennae
Citation for this treatment: Elizabeth M. Skendzic 2016. Saccharum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11160, accessed on September 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 28, 2016.