Skip to main content

World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP)



Sorghum hirtum (L.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 792 (1891).

This name is a synonym.

Accepted Name: Hyparrhenia hirta (L.) Stapf in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 9: 315 (1919).
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 hirtus L., Sp. Pl.: 1046 (1753).

Trachypogon hirtus (L.) Nees in C.F.P.von Martius, Fl. Bras. Enum. Pl. 2: 346 (1829).

Heteropogon hirtus (L.) Andersson in G.Schweinfurth, Beitr. Fl. Aethiop.: 310 (1867), nom. illeg.

Cymbopogon hirtus (L.) Nees ex Baker, Fl. Mauritius: 446 (1877).

Hyparrhenia hirta (L.) Stapf in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 9: 315 (1919).


* Basionym/Replaced Synonym

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