Taxon: Sorghum almum Parodi

Genus: Sorghum
    Section: Sorghum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Andropogoneae
Nomen number: 35129
Place of publication: Revista Argent. Agron. 10:361. 1943
Comment: [= S. bicolor × S. halepense]
Name Verified on: 02-Dec-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 30 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Aust Syst Bot 4:603. 1991)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Noxweed Aust)

Distributional Range:


    . natural hybrid arising from cult. & weedy Sorghum


  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay; Uruguay

  • Naturalized:

  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Cuba; West Indies


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