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Taxon: Holcus saccharatus L.

Synonym of Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench subsp. bicolor

Genus: Holcus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Poeae
Subtribe: Holcinae
Nomen number: 19217
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1047. 1753, nom. utique rej.
Link to protologue:
  • • a rejected name (nomen utique rejiciendum) under Shenzhen ICN Art. 56 & App. V that is unavailable for use
  • • both L.'s original & later usage of this name = Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 05-Mar-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Brummitt, R. K. 2002. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 53. Taxon 51:797. Note: proposal recommended
  2. Davidse, G. & N. J. Turland. 2001. (1480) Proposal to reject the name Holcus saccharatus (Poaceae). Taxon 50:577-580.
  3. Lazarides, M. 1980. The tropical grasses of Southeast Asia
  4. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan. Note: a nom. confus. = Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
  5. Snowden, J. D. 1936. The cultivated races of Sorghum. 8-10. Note: a nom. dub., in part = Sorghum dochna
  6. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa. Note: a nom. confus. = Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
  7. Tzvelev, N. N. 1976. Zlaki SSSR

Check other web resources for Holcus saccharatus L. :

  • 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?id=19217. Accessed 16 September 2019.