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Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Panicoideae
Tribus: Andropogoneae
Subtribus: Sorghinae
Genus: Sorghum
Species: (sensu Govaerts (et al.) 2020))
S. amplum – S. angustum – S. arundinaceum – S. bicolor – S. brachypodum – S. bulbosum – S. burmahicum – S. controversum – S. ecarinatum – S. exstans – S. grande – S. halepense – S. interjectum – S. intrans – S. laxiflorum – S. leiocladum – S. macrospermum – S. matarankense – S. nitidum – S. plumosum – S. propinquum – S. purpureosericeum – S. stipoideum – S. timorense – S. trichocladum – S. versicolor – S. virgatum

Nothospecies: S. x almum – S. x drummondii – S. x randolphianum



  • Heterotypic
    • Blumenbachia Koeler, Descr. Gramin.: 28 (1802), nom. illeg.
    • Sarga Ewart, Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria, n.s., 23: 296 (1911)
    • Vacoparis Spangler, Austral. Syst. Bot. 16: 297 (2003)


  • Moench, C. (1794) Methodus Plantas Horti Botanici et Agri Marburgensis : a staminum situ describendi 207.
  • Dillon S.L., Lawrence P.K. & Henry R.J. (2001) The use of ribosomal ITS to determine phylogenetic relationships within Sorghum. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 230: 97–110.
  • Spangler, R.E. (2003) Taxonomy of Sarga, Sorghum and Vacoparis (Poaceae: Andropogoneae). Australian Systematic Botany, 16(3): 279–299.
  • Dillon S.L., Lawrence P.K., Henry R.J., Ross L., Price H.J. & Johnston J.S. (2004) Sorghum laxiflorum and S. macrospermum, the Australian native species most closely related to the cultivated S. bicolor based on ITS1 and ndhF sequence analysis of 25 Sorghum species, Plant Systematics and Evolution, 249: 233–246.
  • Dillon S.L., Lawrence P.K., Henry R.J. & Price H.J. (2007) Sorghum resolved as a distinct genus based on combined ITS1, ndhF and Adh1 analyses, Plant Systematics and Evolution, 268: 29–43.
  • Dickson N., Geleta, M. Fatih, M. & Bryngelsson, T. (2010) Phylogenetic analysis of the genus Sorghum based on combined sequence data from cpDNA regions and ITS generate well-supported trees with two major lineages, Annals of Botany, 105 (3): 471–480. Available on line. Accessed Dec. 7 2013.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Sorghum in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 7. Reference page
  • Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Sorghum. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 7. excludes Sarga and Vacoparis as synonyms of Sorghum.
  • 2013. Sorghum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 7 Dec. 2013.
  • International Plant Names Index. 2013. Sorghum. Published online. Accessed: 7 Dec. 2013.
  • USDA: GRIN Taxonomy for Plants[1] (23 March 2006)

Vernacular names[edit]

беларуская: Сорга
bamanankan: Keninge
dansk: Durra
Deutsch: Mohrenhirse
Fulfulde: Mbayeeri
suomi: Durrat
magyar: Cirok
日本語: モロコシ属
македонски: Сирак
русский: Сорго
slovenščina: Sirek
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