Saccharum officinarum L.

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Insects associated with this species: Melanitis leda helena (Food plant)
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Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 56.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Pages 70 - 71.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Saccharum officinarum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Saccharum officinarum
African Plant Database: Saccharum officinarum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Saccharum officinarum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Saccharum officinarum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Saccharum officinarum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Saccharum officinarum
JSTOR Plant Science: Saccharum officinarum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Saccharum officinarum
Plants of the World Online: Saccharum officinarum
Tropicos: Saccharum officinarum
Wikipedia: Saccharum officinarum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Saccharum officinarum., retrieved 27 February 2024

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