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Taxon: Sorghum caffrorum (Thunb.) P. Beauv.

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

Genus: Sorghum
Section: Sorghum
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Sorghinae
Nomen number: 35099
Place of publication: Ess. Agrostogr. 131, 164, 178. 1812
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/394210
  • • combination made in index
  • • = S. bicolor subsp. bicolor race kafir
  • • based on Holcus caffrorum
Name Verified on: 05-Mar-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. de Wet, J. M. J. 1978. Systematics and evolution of Sorghum sect. Sorghum (Gramineae). Amer. J. Bot. 65:479. Note: = Sorghum bicolor subsp. bicolor race kafir
  2. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  3. Meredith, D. The grasses and pastures of South Africa.
  4. Niles, C. D. & Chase, A. 1925. A bibliographic study of Beauvois' Agrostographie. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 24:205.

Check other web resources for Sorghum caffrorum (Thunb.) P. Beauv. :

  • 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=35099. Accessed 24 August 2019.