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Economic Botany

, 31:446 | Cite as

The sorghums of ethiopia

  • A. B. L. Stemler
  • J. R. Harlan
  • J. M. J. de Wet
Article

Abstract

In the following pages we will describe and discuss the kinds of sorghum grown in various parts of the country and the climatic, ethnological, and historical bases for the biogeographic patterns of sorghum distribution in Ethiopia.

Keywords

Sorghum Economic Botany Sudan Rift Valley Bicolor Sorghum 
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© The New York Botanical Garden 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. L. Stemler
  • J. R. Harlan
  • J. M. J. de Wet
    • 1
  1. 1.Agronomy DepartmentUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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