Sorghum Moench

24 species in Aust. (17 native, 7 naturalized); all states and territories except Tas.

Spikelets sessile and pedicellate, paired except at the ends of the branches where one sessile spikelet lies between 2 pedicellate spikelets; sessile spikelets with 1 bisexual floret and a sterile lemma below it; pedicellate spikelets with 1 male or sterile floret. Glumes awnless, hard. Lemma of the bisexual floret with an awn arising between the lobes, twisted in the upper half, bent above the middle. Male (and sterile) spikelets awnless. Palea very small or none.