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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP)



Sorghum caffrorum (Retz.) P.Beauv., Ess. Agrostogr.: 131 (1812).

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:

* Panicum caffrorum Retz., Observ. Bot. 2: 7 (1781).

Holcus caffrorum (Retz.) Thunb., Prodr. Pl. Cap.: 20 (1794).

Holcus sorghum var. caffrorum (Retz.) L.H.Bailey, Gentes Herbarum 1: 133 (1923).

Sorghum vulgare var. caffrorum (Retz.) F.T.Hubb. & Rehder, Bot. Mus. Leafl. 1: 10 (1932).

Sorghum bicolor var. caffrorum (Retz.) Mohlenbr., Ill. Fl. Illinois, Grasses: Panicum-Danthonia: 192 (1973).


* Basionym/Replaced Synonym

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