New York Metropolitan Flora

Saccharum giganteum (Walters) Pers. - Sugarcane Plumegrass

Native , Historical

By Science Staff

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 04/03/2013

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Saccharum giganteum
This southeastern species previously has been known as far north as Long Island, but is now considered extripated from New York. The one record is from Middlesex Co., NJ circa 1950. It may eventually be relocated in our area, but no specimens have yet been seen.

Common Names

Sugarcane Plumegrass

Nomenclature

Synonym:

Erianthus giganteus (Walter) Beauv.