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Taxon: Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench subsp. bicolor

 
Genus: Sorghum
Section: Sorghum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Sorghinae
Nomen number: 454806
Place of publication:
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-Mar-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 52884 (45833 active, 39380 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder; forage
  • Food additives:
  • Fuels:
  • Human food: cereal (fide Amer J Bot 65:480. 1978) sugar (fide Amer J Bot 65:480. 1978)
  • Materials:
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (cult. throughout tropic, subtropic, & warm-temperate regions)

References:

  1. Batra, L. R. 1995. Names of Japanese plants sorted by their Japanese names in Romanized Katakana and scientific nomenclature
  2. CIAT/FAO collaboration on tropical forages. Grassland Species Profiles (on-line resource).
  3. de Wet, J. M. J. 1978. Systematics and evolution of Sorghum sect. Sorghum (Gramineae). Amer. J. Bot. 65:479.
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  5. El Bassam, N. 1998. Energy plant species.
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage
  7. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  8. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  9. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  10. Nair, N. V. et al. 2006. Characterization of intergeneric hybrids of Saccharum using molecular markers. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 53:163-169. Note: tested the use of RAPD markers to identify genuine hybrids, it verified hybridization between Saccharum officinarum and this taxon. All hybrids were phenotypically closer to Saccharum since it contributes the major part of the genome
  11. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  12. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  13. Wiersema, J. H. & J. Dahlberg. 2007. The nomenclature of Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench (Gramineae). Taxon 56:944.
  14. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora.
  15. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench subsp. bicolor :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?454806. Accessed 13 November 2019.