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Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench

Synonyms

Agrostis nigricans, Andropogon besseri, Andropogon bicolor, Andropogon compactus, Andropogon niger, Andropogon rubens, Andropogon saccharatus, Andropogon sorghum, Andropogon subglabrescens, Andropogon truchmenorum, Andropogon usorum, Andropogon vulgaris, Holcus albus, Holcus arduinii, Holcus bicolor, Holcus cafer, Holcus caffrorum, Holcus cernuus, Holcus compactus, Holcus dochna, Holcus dora, Holcus duna, Holcus durra, Holcus ferrugineus, Holcus niger, Holcus nigerrimus, Holcus nigricans, Holcus pyramidalis, Holcus rubens, Holcus saccharatus, Holcus sorghum, Milium bicolor, Milium compactum, Milium maximum, Milium nigricans, Milium sorghum, Milium sorgo, Panicum caffrorum, Panicum frumentaceum, Panicum sacchariferum, Rhaphis sorghum, Sorghum abyssinicum, Sorghum album, Sorghum ankolib, Sorghum anomalum, Sorghum arduinii, Sorghum basiplicatum, Sorghum basutorum, Sorghum caffrorum, Sorghum campanum, Sorghum caudatum, Sorghum centroplicatum, Sorghum cernuum, Sorghum chinense, Sorghum commune, Sorghum compactum, Sorghum conspicuum, Sorghum coriaceum, Sorghum dochna, Sorghum dora, Sorghum dulcicaule, Sorghum durra, Sorghum elegans, Sorghum eplicatum, Sorghum exsertum, Sorghum gambicum, Sorghum giganteum, Sorghum glycychylum, Sorghum guineense, Sorghum halepense, Sorghum japonicum, Sorghum margaritiferum, Sorghum medioplicatum, Sorghum melaleucum, Sorghum melanocarpum, Sorghum mellitum, Sorghum membranaceum, Sorghum miliiforme, Sorghum nankinense, Sorghum nervosum, Sorghum nigericum, Sorghum nigricans, Sorghum nigrum, Sorghum notabile, Sorghum pallidum, Sorghum papyrascens, Sorghum pyramidale, Sorghum rigidum, Sorghum rollii, Sorghum roxburghii, Sorghum rubens, Sorghum saccharatum, Sorghum sativum, Sorghum schimperi, Sorghum simulans, Sorghum sorghum, Sorghum splendidum, Sorghum subglabrescens, Sorghum tataricum, Sorghum technicum, Sorghum truchmenorum, Sorghum usorum, Sorghum vulgare

Common names

Zura bayad, Dere

Extract from Wikipedia article

Sorghum bicolor, commonly called sorghum (/ˈsɔrɡəm/) and also known as durra, jowari, or milo, is a grass species cultivated for its grain, which is used for food, both for animals and humans, and for ethanol production. Sorghum originated in northern Africa, and is now cultivated widely in tropical and subtropical regions. S. bicolor is typically an annual, but some cultivars are perennial. It grows in clumps that may reach over 4 m high. The grain is small, ranging from 3 to 4 mm in diameter. Sweet sorghums are sorghum cultivars that are primarily grown for foliage, syrup production, and ethanol; they are taller than those grown for grain.[+]

LinkSorghum bicolor found in area of Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, August 30, 2014
Location on mapsAl Sham Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkLarge grains in globose spikelets of Sorghum bicolor found in area of Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, August 30, 2014
Location on mapsAl Sham Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkSorghum bicolor in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
Location on mapsAl Maha Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkLarge grains in globose spikelets of Sorghum bicolor in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
Location on mapsAl Maha Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlowers of Sorghum bicolor in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
Location on mapsAl Maha Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkSorghum bicolor taken from Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 2, 2016

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.