EPPO Global Database

Saccharum officinarum(SACOF)

Code created in: 2002-02-11

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: SACOF
  • Preferred name: Saccharum officinarum
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Originally New Guinea. This is the cultivated plant now grown for sugar production throughout the tropics, developed by hybridization of several Saccharum spp. in southeast Asia in ancient times. Introduced in Mediterranean, Western Asia, Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh,  Indochina, Malesia, China (including Taiwan), Korea, western and central Africa, Madagascar, USA, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (northwest, Brazil), New Zealand

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Saccharum officinale Salisbury

Common names
Name Language
common sugarcane English
sugarcane English
gemeines Zuckerrohr German
Zuckerrohr German
canne à sucre French
canne à sucre commune French
caña de azúcar Spanish
caña de azúcar común Spanish
canamele Italian
canna da zucchero Italian
canna da zucchero comune Italian
gewoon suikerriet Dutch
cana-de-açúcar Portuguese
cana-de-açúcar-comum Portuguese
cana mélea Portuguese
cana-sacarina Portuguese
palmeto-de-São-Domingo Portuguese
vanlig sockerrör Swedish
сахарный тростник Russian
şekerkamışı Turkish
canyamel Catalan
gān zhè Chinese
甘蔗 Chinese
chini Hindi
ganna Hindi
गन्ना Hindi
चीनी Hindi
tebu Indonesian