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Taxon: Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench subsp. bicolor

Genus: Sorghum section: Sorghum
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Panicoideae tribe: Andropogoneae.
Nomen number: 454806
Name verified on: 05-Mar-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 24-Aug-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 45192 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


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Common names:

  • broomcorn   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • durra   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • feterita   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • forage sorghum   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • grain sorghum   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • great millet   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • Kaffir-corn   (Source: Hortus 3 [but this adjective is best avoided, as it can be an offensive term]) – English
  • milo   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • shallu   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • sorghum   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • sweet sorghum   (Source: N. El Bassam 1998) – English
  • gao liang   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • bachanta   (Source: Grassland Species ) – Ethiopia
  • gros mil   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • sorgho   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • gewöhnliche Mohrenhirse   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • nickende Mohrenhirse   (Source: Zander ed17 [as S. cernuum]) – German
  • Zuckerhirse   (Source: Zander ed17 [as S. dochna]) – German
  • jowar   (Source: Grassland Species ) – India
  • sorgo   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • morokoshi   (Source: Names Batra ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • susu   (Source: Kulturpflanze 34:131) – Transcribed Korean
  • sorgo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • daza   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • sorgo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • durra   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring   (for beer fide Amer J Bot 65:480. 1978)
  • Human food: beverage base   (fide Amer J Bot 65:480. 1978)
  • Human food: cereal   (fide Amer J Bot 65:480. 1978)
  • Human food: sugar   (fide Amer J Bot 65:480. 1978)
  • Animal food: fodder   (fide Pl Book)
  • Animal food: forage   (fide Pl Book)
  • Fuels: petroleum substitute/alcohol   (fide N. El Bassam 1998)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of sugarcane   (fide Genet Res Crop Evol 53:163. 2006)
  • Materials: fiber   (for making brooms & brushes fide Pl Book)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals   (fide F Yemen)
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Distributional range:

      Cultivated:
  • cultivated throughout tropic, subtropic, & warm-temperate regions

References:


Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench subsp. bicolor:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops

Images:

More:
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.
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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?454806 (29 July 2014)

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