Taxon: Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench

Genus: Sorghum
Section: Sorghum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Sorghinae
Nomen number: 35092
Place of publication: Methodus 207. 1794
Link to protologue:
Comment: for weedy sorghums see S. bicolor nothosubsp. drummondii
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: 691 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Tanzania ; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad ; Ethiopia ; Somalia ; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Egypt
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola ; Malawi ; Mozambique ; Zambia ; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana ; Namibia ; South Africa ; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin ; Burkina Faso ; Cote D'Ivoire ; Gambia ; Ghana ; Guinea ; Liberia ; Mali ; Mauritania ; Niger ; Nigeria ; Senegal ; Sierra Leone
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon ; Central African Republic ; Equatorial Guinea ; Gabon ; Zaire

  • Naturalized

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Northern America

    • North America
  • Southern America

    • South America
    • Central America: Central America

  • Cultivated


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