EPPO Global Database

Saccharum spontaneum(SACSP)

Code created in: 2002-07-22

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: SACSP
  • Preferred name: Saccharum spontaneum
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Southern and eastern Mediterranean, Central Asia (Turkmenistan to Kazakhstan), Western Asia (Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia (Sumatra, Java, Malaya, Philippines), Japan, Korea, Ghana to Somalia and Tanzania, New Guinea, Australia (Northern, Queensland). The most widespread of the parent species of S. officinarum (q.v.). Introduced in Italy, Madagascar, USA (Florida), Central America, Caribbean (Cuba)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Common names
Name Language
kans grass English
shatter cane English
sweet cane English
talahibgrass English
thatchgrass English
tiger grass English
wild cane English
wild sugarcane English (US)
wilde Zuckerrohr German
canne sauvage French
paja blanca Spanish
paja canalera Spanish
cana-de-açucar-selvagem Portuguese
сахарный тростник дикий Russian
tián gēn zi cǎo Chinese
甜根子草 Chinese
kaans Hindi