A Simplified Classification of Cultivated Sorghum

Harlan, J.R. and de Wet, J.M.J. (1972) A Simplified Classification of Cultivated Sorghum. Crop Science, 12 (2). pp. 172-176.

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The simplified classification presented for Sorghum bicolor (Linn.) Moencihs so easy that it requires no special knowledge of the crop to correctly identify mature heads and spikelets. Variation is partitioned into five basic races (bicolor, guinea, caudatum, kafir, and durra) and all combinations of their hybrid derivatives, for a total of 15 races. Intermediate races are designated, for example, as kafir-caudatum, durra-bicolor, etc. Subraces are the commonly used agronomic groups (feterita, kaura, sorgo, sudangrass, etc.) familiar to sorghum workers. None of these requires a formal Latin name.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The study supported by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station. Received Aug. 10, 1971.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sorghum bicolor, Races of sorghum
Author Affiliation: Professors, Crop Evolution Laboratory, Agronomy Department, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801
Subjects: Plant Production
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2013 06:10
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2013 06:10
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2135/cropsci1972.0011183X0012...
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/11712

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