EPPO Global Database

Sorghum bicolor(SORVU)

Last modification: 2002-02-23

Basic information
  • EPPO code: SORVU
  • Preferred name: Sorghum bicolor
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Mönch


A species raised in cultivation in Africa, and now cultivated throughout the warmer parts of the world. It exists in a great number of varieties, many of which have been given separate scientific names. This is no longer considered valid, but certain names have been provisionally retained in the database because they correspond to well known and distinct varietal types

WSSA list of weeds in North America
Genome sequenced in 2009

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Andropogon cernuus Roxburgh
Andropogon sorghum Brotero
Andropogon sorghum var. vulgaris Hackel
Sorghum cernuum (Arduino) Host
Sorghum guineense Stapf
Sorghum nigricans (Ruiz & Pavón) Snowden
Sorghum technicum (Körner) Roshevitz
Sorghum vulgare Persoon

Common names
Name Language
метла за зърно Bulgarian
обикновена метла Bulgarian
обикново сорго Bulgarian
техническо сорно Bulgarian
melca Catalan
čirok obecný Czech
Besenhirse German
Durra German
Durrha German
echte Sorghumhirse German
gemeine Mohrenhirse German
gewöhnliches Mohrenhirse German
Haffernhirse German
kultivierte Mohrenhirse German
Mohrenhirse German
Sorghumhirse German
Zuckerhirse German
beer sorghum English
common sorghum English (AU)
giant millet English
grain sorghum English
great millet English
guinea corn English
millet English
sorgho English
sorghum English
caña silvestre Spanish (HN)
maíz milo Spanish
sorgo común Spanish
sorgo guacho Spanish (AR)
grand millet French
millet à balai French
sorgho commun French
sorgho vulgaire French
sirak kitaš Croatian
tarka cirok Hungarian
melica Italian
meliga Italian
miglio Italian
saggina Italian
sorgo Italian
sorgo coltivato Italian
モロコシ Japanese
morokoshi Japanese
kafferkoren Dutch
sorghum Dutch
milho-de-vassoura Portuguese (BR)
painco Portuguese (BR)
sorgo Portuguese (BR)
сорго обыкновенное Russian
сорго поникшее Russian
cirok obyčajný Slovak
navadni sirek Slovene
tallë Albanian
durra Swedish
süpürgedarısı Turkish
сорго двокольорове Ukrainian
сорго поникле Ukrainian