Saccharum officinarum L.
Very tall, stout perennial grass up to 15 feet high, with solid
yellowish-green canes 3/4 to 2 inches thick, rich green leaves, arching.
China, East Indies, Hawaii, many tropical and sub-tropical areas
Host for mealybugs, moths (Pyralidae), and beetles (Curculionidae). Sap
is a major source of sugar.
Saccharum spontaneum L. is a listed FNW.
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