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Table 4
- Infra-specific folk taxonomy in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) in Ethiopia: folk nomenclature, classification, and criteria

Farmers' criteria for separating wild and cultivated types

Characters for comparison
Wild (non-edible) types (e.g. Harchatee)
Cultivated (edible) types (e.g. Muyra)

Panicle type
Lax
Compact to semi-compact
Glume colour and coverage
Full
Less
Shattering level
High
Low sometimes absent
Tillering
Very high
Few to single stem
Stem thickness
Thin
Thick
Seed size
Very small to small
Small to big

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