Taxon profile


Great Millet
Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Liliopsida - monocotyledons »  order Poales »  family Poaceae »  genus Sorghum - sorghum

Scientific synonyms

incl. Sorghum dochna (Forssk.) Snowden, Sorghum saccharatum (L.) Moench
Holcus bicolor L.
Holcus saccharatus L.
Holcus sorghum L.
Sorghum caudatum (Hack.) Stapf
Sorghum guineense Stapf
Sorghum nervosum Besser ex Schultes
Sorgum vulgare var. saccharatum

Other names

= Black Amber
= Broom-corn
= Broomcorn
= Chicken Corn
= Shatter Cane
= Shattercane
= Sorghum



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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth. - Purple Witchweed

Links and literature

CZ Danihelka J., Chrtek J., Kaplan Z., Wild J. (23. 1. 2011): Seznam jmen cévnatých rostlin použitých v nálezové databázi květeny České republiky [], Botanický ústav AV ČR [as Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]
EN Pyšek P., Sádlo J. & Mandák B. (2002): Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic [], Preslia 74(2): 97–186, 2002. [as Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]
EN Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic, Preslia 84: 647–811 [as Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2014

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