Sorghum × drummondii

Sorghum × drummondii (Sudangrass), is a hybrid-derived species of grass raised for forage and grain, native to tropical and subtropical regions of Eastern Africa. The plant is cultivated in Southern Europe, South America, Central America, North America and Southern Asia, for forage or as a cover crop.

Sudan grass
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Sorghum
S. × drummondi
Binomial name
Sorghum × drummondi
(Nees ex. Steud.) Millsp. & Chase
  • Andropogon × drummondii Nees ex Steud.
  • Andropogon × sudanensis (Piper) Leppan & Bosman
  • Holcus × sudanensis (Piper) L.H.Bailey
  • Sorghum × sudanense (Piper) Stapf

It is distinguished from the grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) by the grain (caryopsis) not being exposed at maturity.


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