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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP)



Milium sorghum (L.) Cav., Descr. Pl.: 306 (1802).

This name is a synonym.

Accepted Name: Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench, Methodus: 207 (1794).
Family: Poaceae
The Poaceae generic classification system originated from the GrassBase database, originally based on Genera Graminum (1985). Work is in progress to update this to a new globally accepted and collaborative generic classification based on the latest research.
Homotypic Names:

* Holcus sorghum L., Sp. Pl.: 1047 (1753).

Holcus bicolor L., Mant. Pl. 2: 301 (1771).

Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench, Methodus: 207 (1794).

Panicum frumentaceum Salisb., Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton: 18 (1796), nom. superfl.

Milium bicolor (L.) Cav., Elench. Pl. Horti Matr.: 24 (1803).

Andropogon sorghum (L.) Brot., Fl. Lusit. 1: 88 (1804).

Sorghum vulgare Pers., Syn. Pl. 1: 101 (1805), nom. superfl.

Sorghum vulgare var. bicolor (L.) Pers., Syn. Pl. 1: 101 (1805).

Andropogon bicolor (L.) Roxb., Hort. Bengal.: 21 (1814).

Andropogon vulgaris Raspail, Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 5: 307 (1825), nom. superfl.

Andropogon sorghum var. bicolor (L.) Körn. in F.A.Körnicke & H.Werner, Handb. Getreidebaus 1: 313 (1885).

Sorghum sorghum (L.) H.Karst., Ill. Repert. Pharm.-Med. Bot.: 357 (1886), not validly publ.

Andropogon sorghum var. vulgaris Hack. in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 6: 515 (1889), nom. superfl.

Sorghum saccharatum var. vulgare Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 793 (1891).

Sorghum vulgare subsp. bicolor (L.) Maire & Weiller, Fl. Afrique N. 1: 270 (1952).

Rhaphis sorghum (L.) Roberty, Fl. Ouest-Afr.: 403 (1954).

Sorghum saccharatum var. bicolor (L.) Kerguélen, Lejeunia, n.s., 75: 262 (1975).


* Basionym/Replaced Synonym

Original Compiler: W.D.Clayton, R.Govaerts, K.T.Harman, H.Williamson & M.Vorontsova