History of Horticulture: Lecture 51Lecture 5Lecture 5Centers of Origin of Crop PlantsThe eight Vavilovian Centers of Origin for crop plantsI. Chinese Center:The largest independent center which includes the mountainous regions of central and western China, and adjacent lowlands. A total of 136 endemic plants are listed, among which are a few known to us as important crops.OLD WORLD1. Broomcorn millet, Panicum miliaceum2. Italian millet, Panicum italicum3. Japanese barnyard millet, Panicum frumentaceum4. Kaoliang, Andropogon sorghum5. Buckwheat, Fagopyrum esculentum6. Hull-less barley, Hordeum hexastichum7. Soybean, Glycine hispida8. Adzuki bean, Phaseolus angularis9. Velvet bean, Stizolobium hassjooCereals and Legumes
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