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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP)



Sorghum aciculatum (Retz.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 791 (1891).

This name is a synonym.

Accepted Name: Chrysopogon aciculatus (Retz.) Trin., Fund. Agrost.: 188 (1820).
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:

* Andropogon aciculatus Retz., Observ. Bot. 5: 22 (1789).

Andropogon acicularis Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis 2: 812 (1817), nom. superfl.

Chrysopogon aciculatus (Retz.) Trin., Fund. Agrost.: 188 (1820).

Holcus aciculatus (Retz.) R.Br., Narr. Travels Africa: 244 (1826).

Rhaphis acicularis Desv., Mém. Soc. Agric. Angers 1: 173 (1831), nom. superfl.

Chrysopogon acicularis Duthie, List Grasses N.W.-India: 22 (1883), nom. superfl.

Rhaphis aciculata (Retz.) Honda, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 40: 103 (1926).

Rhaphis zizanioides var. aciculatus (Retz.) Roberty, Petite Fl. Ouest-Africain: 403 (1954), not validly publ.


* Basionym/Replaced Synonym

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