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Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)

Cantel or sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) is a species of plant in the Poaceae, perennial but also perennial shrub, growing in clumps, up to 4 meters high, growing in a wide range of temperatures, upland, toxic soils and recovering growth after several droughts.

S. bicolor has ribbon-shaped leaves, a large linear vein in the center and is green. Flowers in panicles at the ends of the stems with long stalks. Small grains with a diameter of 2-4 mm.

Dlium Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)


Sorghum being one of the most drought tolerant plants, has a very large root to leaf surface area ratio. At times of drought will roll up the leaves to reduce water loss through transpiration.

If the drought continues, it will go into dormancy rather than die. The leaves are protected by a waxy cuticle and use C4 carbon fixation so that they use only one-third of the amount of water required by C3 plants.

Grains are used as food, alcohol, animal feed or bio-based ethanol. Gluten-free seeds, high in resistant starch and more abundant and diverse phenolic compounds compared to other major cereal crops.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Sorghinae
Genus: Sorghum
Species: Sorghum bicolor
Subspecies: Sorghum bicolor ssp. arundinaceum, Sorghum bicolor ssp. bicolor, Sorghum bicolor ssp. drummondii

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