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Miscanthus sinensis


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Panicoideae
Tribus: Andropogoneae
Subtribus: Saccharinae
Genus: Miscanthus
Species: M. depauperatus – M. ecklonii – M. floridulus – M. fuscus – M. lutarioriparius – M. nepalensis – M. nudipes – M. oligostachyus – M. paniculatus – M. sacchariflorus – M. sinensis – M. tinctorius – M. villosus – M. wangpicheonensis
Nothospecies: M. × longiberbis

Source(s) of checklist: 


  • Miscanthus Andersson, Öfvers. Kongl. Vetensk.-Akad. Förh. 12: 165 (1855)
  • Type species: Miscanthus ecklonii  (Nees) Mabb., Taxon 33: 442 (1984)


  • Heterotypic
    • Xiphagrostis Coville in Safford, Contr. U. S. Natl. Herb. 9: 399 (1905).
    • Sclerostachya (Andersson ex Hack.) A.Camus in H.Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 7: 243 (1922).
    • Triarrhena (Maxim.) Nakai, J. Jap. Bot. 25: 7 (1950).
    • Diandranthus L.Liou, in Fl. Reipubl. Popul. Sin. 10(2): 10 (1997).
    • Rubimons B.S.Sun in B.S.Sun & S.Wang, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 19: 239 (1997).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa, E. Asia & Pacific
      • Amur, Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Fiji, Free State, Gilbert Is., Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Khabarovsk, Korea, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Manchuria, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Niue, Ogasawara-shoto, Pakistan, Philippines, Primorye, Sakhalin, Samoa, Society Is., Solomon Is., South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • Introduced into:
      • Alabama, Arkansas, Austria, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, California, Chile Central, Colorado, Connecticut, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, District of Columbia, Egypt, Florida, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Italy, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Marianas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Southeast, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Poland, Puerto Rico, Québec, Rhode I., South Carolina, Tennessee, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Uruguay, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hodkinson, T.R., Chase, M.W., Lledó, D.M., Salamin, N. & Renvoize, S.A. (2002) Phylogenetics of Miscanthus, Saccharum and related genera (Saccharinae, Andropogoneae, Poaceae) based on DNA sequences from ITS nuclear ribosomal DNA and plastid trnL intron and trnL-F intergenic spacers. Journal of Plant Research 115 (5): 381–392. DOI: 10.1007/s10265-002-0049-3 Full text available from ResearchGate Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

অসমীয়া: খাগৰি
suomi: Norsunheinät
日本語: すすき
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