Sorghum arundinaceum (Desv.) Stapf

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Sorghum arundinaceum

Photo: Petra Ballings
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Sorghum arundinaceum

Photo: Petra Ballings
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Sorghum arundinaceum

Photo: Petra Ballings
Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Andropogon sorghum (L.) Brot.
Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench subsp. arundinaceum (Desv.) deWet & Harlan
Sorghum verticilliflorum (Steud.) Stapf
Common names: Black Sudan grass (English) Wild Sorghum (English)
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Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI,M
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Insects associated with this species: Gnophodes betsimena diversa (Larval foodplant)
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 52.

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 23 - 25. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 60. As Sorghum verticilliflorum

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 110.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 188 - 189. As Sorghum bicolor subsp. arundinaceum (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2000). Notes on the grass subtribe Sorghinae (Poaceae: Andropogoneae) in the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 17(2) Page 139.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 145.

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Flora of Botswana: Sorghum arundinaceum
Flora of Caprivi: Sorghum arundinaceum
Flora of Malawi: Sorghum arundinaceum
Flora of Zambia: Sorghum arundinaceum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sorghum arundinaceum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sorghum arundinaceum
African Plant Database: Sorghum arundinaceum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sorghum arundinaceum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sorghum arundinaceum
JSTOR Plant Science: Sorghum arundinaceum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sorghum arundinaceum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Sorghum arundinaceum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sorghum arundinaceum
Plants of the World Online: Sorghum arundinaceum
Tropicos: Sorghum arundinaceum
Wikipedia: Sorghum arundinaceum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Sorghum arundinaceum., retrieved 4 March 2021

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