The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Sorghum

The genus Sorghum is in the family Poaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Sorghum

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Sorghum × almum Parodi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum amplum Lazarides Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum angustum S.T.Blake Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum annuum Trab. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum arundinaceum (Desv.) Stapf Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum aterrimum Stapf Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench Accepted L WCSP 2012-03-23 2
Sorghum brachypodum Lazarides Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum bulbosum Lazarides Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum burmahicum Raizada Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum controversum (Steud.) Snowden Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum × derzhavinii Tzvelev Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum × drummondii (Nees ex Steud.) Millsp. & Chase Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum ecarinatum Lazarides Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum elliotii Stapf Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum exstans Lazarides Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum grande Lazarides Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum hewisonii (Piper) Longley Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum interjectum Lazarides Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum intrans F.Muell. ex Benth. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum laxiflorum F.M.Bailey Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum leiocladum (Hack.) C.E.Hubb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum macrospermum Garber Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum matarankense Garber & Snyder Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum miliaceum (Roxb.) Snowden Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum negrosense Nesom Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum niloticum (Stapf ex Piper) Snowden Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum nitens (Busse & Pilg.) Snowden Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum nitidum (Vahl) Pers. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum plumosum (R.Br.) P.Beauv. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum propinquum (Kunth) Hitchc. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum purpureosericeum (A.Rich.) Schweinf. & Asch. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum × randolphianum Parodi Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum scoparium Cavadas Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum stipoideum (Ewart & Jean White) C.A.Gardner & C.E.Hubb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum thonizzii Pasq. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum timorense (Kunth) Buse Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum trichocladum (Hack.) Kuntze Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum versicolor Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Sorghum virgatum (Hack.) Stapf Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23

Statistics

The Plant List includes 249 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Sorghum. Of these 31 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 372 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Sorghum. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 249 species names for the genus Sorghum recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 31 12.4%
Synonym 208 83.5%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 10 4.0%

All names

The status of the 621 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Sorghum recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 32 5.2%
Synonym 539 86.8%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 50 8.1%

Of the species names,

The confidence with which the status of the 249 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Sorghum, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 30 96 0 0 126 50.6%
Medium confidence 0 2 0 0 2 0.8%
Low confidence 1 110 0 10 121 48.6%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the genus Sorghum is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 0 6 0 0 0 6 2.4%
WCSP 31 202 0 10 0 243 97.6%