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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: 754 (746 active, 495 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland


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

    Naturalized

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia

    Northern America
    • North America

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Central America
    • South America


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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=35092. Accessed 16 November 2018.