EPPO Global Database

Sorghum x drummondii(SORSU)

Code created in: 2004-04-18

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: SORSU
  • Preferred name: Sorghum x drummondii
  • Authority: (Steudel) Millspaugh & Chase


A hybrid sorghum (Sorghum bicolor x Sorghum arundinaceum) raised in Africa, also cultivated in other continents. It can be a weed in other crops, and is then known as shattercane.

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Andropogon sorghum var. sudanensis Piper
Sorghum arundinaceum var. sudanense (Stapf) Hitchcock
Sorghum bicolor subsp. drummondii (Steudel) de Wet
Sorghum drummondii Nees
Sorghum halepense var. sudanense (Piper) Soó
Sorghum sudanense (Piper) Stapf
Sorghum vulgare var. drummondii (Nees) Chiovenda
Sorghum vulgare var. sudanense Hitchcock

Common names
Name Language
chicken corn English (US)
shattercane English
Sudan grass English
Sudangras German
Sudan-Sorgum German
herbe du Soudan French
sorgho menu French
pasto Sudan Spanish
sorgo del Sudan Spanish
erba sudanesa Italian
soedangras Dutch
capim-do-sudão Portuguese
erva-do-sudão Portuguese
sorgo-do-sudão Portuguese
sudangräs Swedish
сорго суданское Russian
суданка Russian
суданская трава Russian
tallë Albanian
суданка Bulgarian
Суданска трева Bulgarian
sudanska trava Croatian
čirok súdánský Czech
сорго суданське Ukrainian