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Similar but less problematic plants:
Saccharum giganteum Form
Saccharum officinarum is often confused with:
Saccharum giganteum Form
Native alternative(s) for Saccharum officinarum:
Saccharum giganteum Form
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Eruca vesicaria Eruca vesicaria
Cucurbita moschata Butternut squash
Oxalis stricta Oxalis stricta habit

Sugar Cane Saccharum officinarum

Description

Saccharum officinarum produces the highest number of calories per sq. ft. of growing area of any plant in the world and is the source of 70% of the sugar in the world. The sugar is extracted from the stems

Sugar cane probably originated in New Guinea, and was brought to the Americas in 1493 by the explorer Christopher Columbus. It is now grown in more than 70 countries, mostly in the tropics.  Approximately half of the world's cane sugar is grown in India and Brazil.

 

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#edible plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Saccharum
    Species:
    officinarum
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Sugar
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    New Guinea
    Edibility:
    Stem
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No