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Sorghum arundinaceum (100 seeds)

R14.00

10 in stock

Sorghum arundinaceum. (Poaceae) It is a grass growing in thick clumps, 30 cm to 2.5 m high or more. The stem is devoid of hairs. It is hollow and relatively robust. Root stilts emerge from the nodes of the base of the stem that sink deep into the soil.  The leaves measure up to 75 cm long. The base is rounded and the apex is very sharp. The edge of the leaf hangs slightly. The inflorescence is 15 to 50 cm long. It is loose, highly branched and spreads slightly at maturity. It has globular brown spikelets, by 2 or 3 at the ends of branches. It is the wild progenitor of cultivated sorghum. Sowing : Sow seeds in summer in a well drained medium. Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: September 2023