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Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Cultivated Races of Sorghum

A systematic and detailed crop plant study, with history, botanical description, distribution and cultural and economic notes.

280 pages

Biological Sciences: Botany


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Table of Contents

Botanical History of the Cultivated Sorghums
1. Early Classifications, A.D. 50-1753
2. Classification as Distinct Species
3. Subordination of Sorghums under One Species
4. Recent Classification as Distinct Species of Sorghum
5. Summary and Discussion

Classification

Botanical Description of Series Sativa

General Distribution

Significance of the Botanical Characters

Key to the Sub-Series and Species

Description and Enumeration

Sub-Series:
1. Drummondii
2. Guineënsia
3. Nervosa
4. Bicoloria
5. Caffra
6. Durra

The Relationships of the Wild and Cultivated Sorghums Diagram Showing Relationships of the Wild and Cultivated Sorghums

Bibliography

Index

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