Taxon: Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench subsp. drummondii (Steud.) de Wet ex Davidse

 
Genus: Sorghum
    Section: Sorghum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Andropogoneae
Nomen number: 410498
Place of publication: Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45:1258. 1993 (J. M. J. de Wet, Amer. J. Bot. 65:481. 1978, nom. inval.)
Comments:
  • • [= S. bicolor subsp. bicolor × S. bicolor subsp. verticilliflorum]
  • • de Wet failed to provide a full reference to the basionym, citing only S. drummondii (Steud.) Millsp. & Chase
Name Verified on: 05-Mar-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Jan-2014
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 113 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: soil improver (fide Cover Crop Database, as S. ×drummondii)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Pl Book, as Sudangrass)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of sorghum (fide Godwin 136. 2000 as "Sorghum sudanensis")
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury, as S. sudanense; Kellerman et al.)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Amer J Bot 65:481. 1978)

Distributional Range:

    Naturalized:

    . may occur as weed wherever sorghum is cult.

    Cultivated:

    . one form (Sudangrass) widely cult. for forage

References:

  • Federal Seed Act and Regulations, Agricultural and Vegetable Kind Lists, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch. 1998 (Federal Seed Act)
  • de Wet, J. M. J. 1978. Systematics and evolution of Sorghum sect. Sorghum (Gramineae) Amer. J. Bot. 65:481.
  • Dillon, S. L. et al. 2007. Sorghum resolved as a distinct genus based on combined ITS1, ndhF and Adh1 analyses Pl. Syst. Evol. 268:29-43.
  • Dillon, S. L. et al. 2007. Sorghum resolved as a distinct genus based on combined ITS1, ndhF and Adh1 analyses Pl. Syst. Evol. 268:29-43.
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Godwin, I. 2009. Plant germplasm collections as sources of useful genes (Pl Mol Breed) 134-151.
  • Harlan, J. R. & J. M. J. de Wet 1976. A simplified classification of cultivated Sorghum Crop Sci. (Madison) 12:176.
  • International Seed Testing Association A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2. 1982 (Mult Glossary Crops)
  • Kellerman, T. S. et al. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa. 1988 (Kellerman et al.)
  • Krizek, D. 2008. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & J. Dahlberg 2007. The nomenclature of Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench (Gramineae) (Taxon) 56:944.
  • Zuloaga, F. O. et al. 2003. Catalogue of New World grasses (Poaceae): III. Subfamilies Panicoideae, Aristidoideae, Arundinoideae, and Danthonioideae Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 46:600.

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench subsp. drummondii (Steud.) de Wet ex Davidse :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.