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Sorghum bicolor

Sorghum - head of grain
Common names: sorghum (Eng.); graansorghum (Afr); mabele (Pedi,Sotho,Ndebele); amabele(Z); amazimba (Xhosa)
Family: Poaceae

... are annuals, few are perennials. Cultivated and most weedy sorghum are non-rhizomatous, culms nodes are either glabrous ... contracted. The branches of the inflorescence alternate. Sorghum bicolor includes all cultivated sorghums as well as a ... parts; the other type is stalked and is usually male. Sorghum bicolor is an African crop, which is widely ...

31 / 01 / 2005 | E T Rampho | National Herbarium Pretoria
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