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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, perennial herb, cespitose or rhizomed. Stem: erect; internodes generally solid. Leaf: cauline; ligule membranous; blade flat or folded. Inflorescence: panicle-like, open to compact. Spikelet: in 2s (3s at branch tips); sessile spikelet bisexual, lower glume leathery, shiny, glabrous to puberulent, florets 2, lower sterile, upper fertile, lemma membranous, fertile lemma generally awned, palea < lemma; stalked spikelets 1--2, staminate; pair with subtending axis segment breaking as a unit.
Species In Genus: +- 25 species: tropics, subtropics, Africa. Cult for food, forage, sugar. Etymology: (Latin: sorgo, a grain from Syria)
eFlora Treatment Author: Elizabeth M. Skendzic
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to SorghumPrevious taxon: Setaria viridis
Next taxon: Sorghum bicolor
Citation for this treatment: Elizabeth M. Skendzic 2017. Sorghum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=11176, accessed on April 27, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 27, 2017.