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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/22/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/22/2012)
Species SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 54. 1753.
Description Perennial; culms erect or ascending, as much as 4 m. high, glabrous, the lower internodes short; sheaths overlapping, rounded, glabrous, or softly pubescent toward the summit, densely villous in the throat, the lower ones readily falling away from the culm; ligule firm, dark brown, truncate, minutely ciliate, about 5 mm. long; blades elongate, broad, with prominent midnerve, sharply serrate, densely pubescent or villous on the upper surface at the base; panicles very large, dense, plumy, silvery or pinkish, the long branches drooping; spikelets 4-5 mm. long.
Common Sugarcane Cafia de azuicar.
Note Cultivated throughout tropical regions.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Frijoles, Hitchcock 8390; Balboa, Standley 25640.
 
 
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