Skip to main content

World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP)



Sorghum saccharatum var. rubens (Gaertn.) Nees, Fl. Afr. Austral. Ill.: 87 (1841).

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 rubens Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 3 (1791).

Sorghum vulgare var. rubens (Gaertn.) Pers., Syn. Pl. 1: 101 (1805).

Andropogon rubens (Gaertn.) Kunth, Révis. Gramin. 1: 164 (1829).


* Basionym/Replaced Synonym

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