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

 
Genus: Sorghum
    Section: Sorghum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Panicoideae
      Tribe: Andropogoneae
Nomen number: 454806
Name Verified on: 05-Mar-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Aug-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 52575 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (for beer fide Amer J Bot 65:480. 1978)
  • Human food: beverage base (fide Amer J Bot 65:480. 1978)
  • Human food: cereal (fide Amer J Bot 65:480. 1978)
  • Human food: sugar (fide Amer J Bot 65:480. 1978)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Pl Book)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Pl Book)
  • Fuels: petroleum substitute/alcohol (fide N. El Bassam 1998)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of sugarcane (fide Genet Res Crop Evol 53:163. 2006)
  • Materials: fiber (for making brooms & brushes fide Pl Book)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide F Yemen)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated:

    . cult. throughout tropic, subtropic, & warm-temperate regions

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Batra, L. R. Names of Japanese plants sorted by their Japanese names in Romanized Katakana and scientific nomenclature. 1995 (Names Batra)
  • CIAT/FAO collaboration on tropical forages Grassland Species Profiles (on-line resource). (Grassland Species)
  • de Wet, J. M. J. 1978. Systematics and evolution of Sorghum sect. Sorghum (Gramineae) Amer. J. Bot. 65:479.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • El Bassam, N. 1998. Energy plant species
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Nair, N. V. et al. 2006. Characterization of intergeneric hybrids of Saccharum using molecular markers Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 53:163-169.
  • Nair, N. V. et al. 2006. Characterization of intergeneric hybrids of Saccharum using molecular markers Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 53:163-169.
  • 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)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & J. Dahlberg 2007. The nomenclature of Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench (Gramineae) (Taxon) 56:944.
  • Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the flora of Yemen. 1997 (F Yemen)

Synonyms:

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.