Saccharum officinarum

COMMON NAME

Sugarcane

TYPE

Grass

FAMILY

Poaceae

NOTES

A large, strong-growing species with stout stalks growing in clumps that are rich in sucrose, a simple sugar which accumulates in the stalk internodes. Cultivated in tropical and subtropical countries worldwide for the production of sugar, ethanol and other products.  About 70% of the sugar produced worldwide comes from S. officinarum and hybrids using this species.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Papua New Guinea

NATIVE HABITAT

Hot humid tropics, in moist soils

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

ctahr.hawaii.edu

powo.science.kew.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org



Saccharum officinarum