Description of the genus
Aquatic perennial with long spongy culms, often floating in water and rooting at the nodes. Inflorescence a panicle.
Spikelets dorsally flattened, lanceolate, falling with the pedicel attached. Lower glume small; upper glume as long as spikelet and with a long awn (> 6 mm). Lower lemma acuminate, separated from the upper floret by a 1.5 mm internode.
Worldwide: 1 species in Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.
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Other sources of information about Oryzidium:
Our websites:Flora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): OryzidiumFlora Zambesiaca
web site: OryzidiumGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for OryzidiumIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): OryzidiumKew Herbarium catalogue
: OryzidiumKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Oryzidium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=195, retrieved 5 December 2013