Indian cane

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Indian Cane

Indian cane (Saccharum officinarum) is a fast-growing species[1] in the Poaceae (grass) of the genus Saccharum.

Indian Cane Flowers

It is among the valuable mutants immortalized by clonal propagation through human selection. It is an old-fashioned form of sugar cane with a hybrid origin of wild cane species.

Indian Cane Flower

Indian cane is a perennial plant that grows in upright clusters. It can grow up to 5 meters tall with a red stem 15-30mm in diameter.

Indian Cane Flowers

The white to gray panicles of flowers bloom from late summer to early autumn. This cultivated variety of sugar cane is more resilient than other cultivars.

Red Indian Cane Flowers

It is better suited to dry conditions and poor soils. It is leafier, with thin, relatively complex red canes.

Saccharum Officinarum Flower

Suggested Reading: All Gorgeous Flowers

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Key References
  • [1]“Origin and Distribution of Saccharum on JSTOR”. Accessed November 18, 2021. Link.

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