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Table 3
- Infra-specific folk taxonomy in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) in Ethiopia: folk nomenclature, classification, and criteria

A simple stepwise classification from generic to sub-variety level

Folk generic level
Folk sub-generic level (optional)
Folk species level
Folk variety
Folk subvariety level

Bishinga
Cultivated1 (edible) sorghum
Muyra
Muyra Red
Muyra red long sweet stalked
      Muyra Brown
 
      Muyra Yellow
 
      Muyra Dark Red
 
  Wild2 (non-edible) sorghum
Degengof
   
    Keelo (Harchatee)
   
    Firekolef
   

Legend:1edible sorghum-sorghum used for food, feed, fuel wood and construction and are cultivated, selected and maintained by the farmers

2non-edible sorghum-sorghum with no common uses and are not grown, selected and maintained by the farmers but are self-grown or -propagated on the farm without farmers knowledge or selection


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