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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP)



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

This name is accepted.

Distribution: a cultigen from African Sahel
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Lifeform: Ther. or hemicr.
Remarks: Widely cultivated for it seeds (Sorghum). Derived from S. arundinaceum.
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.
Original Compiler: W.D.Clayton, R.Govaerts, K.T.Harman, H.Williamson & M.Vorontsova