24. Saccharum officinarum L. GRAMINEAE

Sugar cane; Hindi: ganna, गन्ना

Sugar cane is a giant grass, widely cultivated for the juice expressed from its crushed stems, from which sugar is made. The crop plant is of complex origin and was probably first cultivated in New Guinea, but it is now widely cultivated in the Tropics, including India where it grows on dark-coloured soils, often requiring extensive irrigation.

Hand coloured lithograph of sugar cane from Weyhe & Nees Plantes Médicinales 1 (9/20) t. 35

     

    RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
    Accession Number:19697664
    Scientific Name:Saccharum officinarum L.
    Family:Gramineae
    Genus:Saccharum
    Epithet:officinarum
    Plant:19697664F
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/P09
    Plant:19697664E
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19697664A
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/G27/0115
    Plant:19697664D
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19697664C
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19697664B
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
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     Location: 55.966450392,-3.208012335