Sorghum × drummondii

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Sudan grass
Sorghum sudanese.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Sorghum
Species: S. × drummondii
Binomial name
Sorghum × drummondi
(Nees ex. Steud.) Millsp. & Chase
  • Andropogon × drummondii Nees ex Steud.
  • Andropogon × sudanensis (Piper) Leppan & Bosman
  • Holcus × sudanensis (Piper) L.H.Bailey
  • Sorghum × sudanense (Piper) Stapf

Sorghum × drummondii (Sudangrass), is a hybrid-derived species of grass raised for forage and grain, native to tropical and subtropical regions of Eastern Africa. The plant is cultivated in Southern Europe, South America, Central America, North America and Southern Asia, for forage or as a cover crop.

It is distinguished from the grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) by the grain (caryopsis) not being exposed at maturity.[citation needed]