Sorghum bicolor

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusSorghum
Species:Sorghum bicolor
Common Name
Growth Habit**
Plant Notes**
Characteristics
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Subspecies and Varieties

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Andropogon bicolor Andropogon bicolor (L.) Roxb.
Andropogon caffrorum Andropogon caffrorum (Thunb.) Kunth
Andropogon saccharatus Andropogon saccharatus (L.) Raspail
Andropogon sorghum Andropogon sorghum
Andropogon sorghum var. albofuscus Andropogon sorghum var. albofuscus Körn.
Andropogon sorghum var. bicarinatus Andropogon sorghum var. bicarinatus Hack.
Andropogon sorghum var. bicolor Andropogon sorghum var. bicolor (L.) Hack.
Andropogon sorghum var. cernuus Andropogon sorghum var. cernuus (Ard.) Körn. & F.A. Werner
Andropogon sorghum var. dochna Andropogon sorghum var. dochna (Forssk.) C. Chr.
Andropogon sorghum var. durra Andropogon sorghum var. durra (Forssk.) Hack.
Andropogon sorghum var. hians Andropogon sorghum var. hians Stapf
Andropogon sorghum var. nervosus Andropogon sorghum var. nervosus (Besser ex Schult.) Hack.
Andropogon sorghum var. saccharatus Andropogon sorghum var. saccharatus (L.) Alef.
Andropogon sorghum var. sativus Andropogon sorghum var. sativus Hack.
Andropogon sorghum var. subglobosus Andropogon sorghum var. subglobosus Hack.
Andropogon sorghum var. submuticus Andropogon sorghum var. submuticus Hack.
Andropogon sorghum var. technicus Andropogon sorghum var. technicus Körn.
Andropogon sorghum var. vulgaris Andropogon sorghum var. vulgaris (Pers.) Hack.
Holcus caffrorum Holcus caffrorum Thunb.
Holcus cernuus Holcus cernuus Ard.
Holcus dochna Holcus dochna Forssk.
Holcus durra Holcus durra Forssk.
Holcus saccharatus Holcus saccharatus L.
Holcus saccharatus var. technicus Holcus saccharatus var. technicus (Körn.) Farw.
Holcus sorghum var. caffrorum Holcus sorghum var. caffrorum (Thunb.) L.H. Bailey
Holcus sorghum var. durra Holcus sorghum var. durra (Forssk.) Bailey
Holcus sorghum var. saccharatus Holcus sorghum var. saccharatus (L.) L.H. Bailey
Holcus sorghum var. technicus Holcus sorghum var. technicus (Körn.) L.H. Bailey
Milium bicolor Milium bicolor (L.) Cav.
Milium nigricans Milium nigricans Ruiz & Pav.
Panicum caffrorum Panicum caffrorum Retz.
Panicum sacchariferum Panicum sacchariferum (L.) Salisb.
Sorghum bicolor var. cernuum Sorghum bicolor var. cernuum (Ard.) Ghisa
Sorghum bicolor var. saccharatum Sorghum bicolor var. saccharatum (L.) Mohlenbr.
Sorghum bicolor var. technicum Sorghum bicolor var. technicum
Sorghum caffrorum var. albofuscum Sorghum caffrorum var. albofuscum (Körn.) Snowden
Sorghum caffrorum var. bicarinatum Sorghum caffrorum var. bicarinatum (Hack.) Snowden
Sorghum caudatum var. angolense Sorghum caudatum var. angolense (Rendle) Stapf
Sorghum coriaceum Sorghum coriaceum Snowden
Sorghum dochna var. dochna Sorghum dochna var. dochna (Forssk.) Snowden
Sorghum dura Sorghum dura Griseb.
Sorghum exsertum Sorghum exsertum Snowden
Sorghum guineense Sorghum guineense Stapf
Sorghum halepense var. saccharatum Sorghum halepense var. saccharatum (L.) Goiran
Sorghum japonicum Sorghum japonicum (Hack.) Roshev.
Sorghum margaritiferum Sorghum margaritiferum Stapf
Sorghum nervosum Sorghum nervosum Besser ex Schultes
Sorghum nigricans Sorghum nigricans (Ruiz & Pav.) Snowden
Sorghum nigricans var. angolense Sorghum nigricans var. angolense (Rendle) Snowden
Sorghum roxburghii Sorghum roxburghii Stapf
Sorghum roxburghii var. hians Sorghum roxburghii var. hians (Stapf) Stapf
Sorghum saccharatum var. bicolor Sorghum saccharatum var. bicolor (L.) Kerguélen
Sorghum saccharatum var. technicum Sorghum saccharatum var. technicum (Körn.) Doronina & Ivanjuk.
Sorghum saccharatum var. vulgare Sorghum saccharatum var. vulgare (Pers.) Kuntze
Sorghum sorghum Sorghum sorghum (L.) H. Karst.
Sorghum technicum Sorghum technicum (Körn.) Batt. & Trab.
Sorghum vulgare var. angolense Sorghum vulgare var. angolense Rendle
Sorghum vulgare var. bicolor Sorghum vulgare var. bicolor (L.) Eaton & Wright
Sorghum vulgare var. cernuum Sorghum vulgare var. cernuum (Ard.) Fiori & Paol.
Sorghum vulgare var. nervosum Sorghum vulgare var. nervosum (Besser ex Schult.) Forbes & Hemsley
Sorghum vulgare var. nigricans Sorghum vulgare var. nigricans (Ruiz & Pav.) A.F. Hill
Sorghum vulgare var. vulgare Sorghum vulgare var. vulgare Pers.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Carlisle (KY), Estill (KY), Henry (KY), Laurel (KY), Lewis (KY), Madison (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Owen (KY), Bedford (TN), Bradley (TN), Franklin (TN), Knox (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Lincoln (TN), Marion (TN), Obion (TN), Overton (TN), Scott (TN), Shelby (TN), Sullivan (TN), Warren (TN), White (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, MEM, BEREA, EKY, KNK, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1970 - 2003

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA008172 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Sorghum bicolor
BEREA008173 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sorghum bicolor
31234100156973 Madison Kentucky 16 Oct 1994 Gary W. Libby
OB-895
EKY
Sorghum bicolor
31234100156965 Estill Kentucky Donald K. Walker
516
EKY
Sorghum bicolor
31973000023574 Muhlenberg Kentucky 08 Aug 1979 Hils, Matthew
101
KNK
Sorghum bicolor
31973000023570 Muhlenberg Kentucky 08 Aug 1979 Hils, Matthew
101
KNK
Sorghum bicolor
MEM007997 Shelby Tennessee 04 Nov 1972 John E. Thompson Jr.
1051
MEM
Sorghum bicolor
UCHT001726 Marion Tennessee 28 Nov 1998 John Beck
3043
UCHT
Sorghum bicolor
TENN-V-0016707 Lincoln Tennessee
TENN
Sorghum bicolor
TENN-V-0016712 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Sorghum bicolor
TENN-V-0016709 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Sorghum bicolor
TENN-V-0016700 Bedford Tennessee
TENN
Sorghum bicolor
TENN-V-0016702 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Sorghum bicolor
TENN-V-0016704 Knox Tennessee 10 Aug 1973 H. R. DeSelm
TENN
Sorghum bicolor
BEREA008174 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Sorghum bicolor
BEREA008171 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Sorghum bicolor
ETSU031882 Sullivan Tennessee James T Donaldson
ETSU
Sorghum bicolor
31973000023572 Owen Kentucky 13 Sep 2003 Thieret, John
61522
KNK
Sorghum bicolor
31973000023573 Henry Kentucky 29 Sep 1971 Hils, Matthew
155
KNK
Sorghum bicolor
31973000023571 Campbell Kentucky 27 Sep 1981 Thieret, John
n.s.
KNK
Sorghum bicolor
MEM016774 Lauderdale Tennessee 02 Sep 1976 Patrick Keiran
717
MEM
Sorghum bicolor
MEM005992 Carlisle Kentucky 26 Jul 1970 Raymond Athey
1135
MEM
Sorghum bicolor
UCHT001727 Marion Tennessee 28 Nov 1998 John Beck
3043.1
UCHT
Sorghum bicolor
TENN-V-0016710 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Sorghum bicolor
TENN-V-0016703 Knox Tennessee 10 Oct 1982 H. R. DeSelm
TENN
Sorghum bicolor
TENN-V-0016711 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Sorghum bicolor
TENN-V-0016701 Bradley Tennessee
TENN
Sorghum bicolor
TENN-V-0016713 White Tennessee
TENN
Sorghum bicolor
TENN-V-0016706 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Sorghum bicolor
TENN-V-0016708 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Sorghum bicolor
TENN-V-0016705 Knox Tennessee 08 Oct 1994 H. R. DeSelm
TENN
Sorghum bicolor
TENN-V-0016714 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Sorghum bicolor
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