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Saccharum L.

Sugar cane

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusSaccharumFrom the Greek sakcharon, “sugar,” and other similar words in Malay and Sanskrit for “sugar or the juice made from sugar cane”

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Saccharum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Saccharum L. (sugar cane)

Sugar cane (Saccharum) · 5/17/1987 Species not yet identified


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