G.076. Oryza L.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials, in moist habitats. Inflorescence an open or contracted panicle, many-flowered. Spikelets solitary, 1-flowered, bisexual; glumes 2, reduced to a narrow, entire or 2-lobed, rim at the apex of the pedicel; sterile lemmas 2, subequal, faintly 1-nerved or nerveless; fertile lemmas strongly keeled, 5-nerved, awned or not, usually with 2 lateral protrusions at the apex. Stamens 6.

Worldwide: c. 18 species in the tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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sativa L.

Other sources of information about Oryza:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Oryza
Flora of Caprivi: Oryza
Flora of Malawi: Oryza
Flora of Mozambique: Oryza
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Oryza
Flora of Zambia: Oryza
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oryza

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Oryza
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Oryza
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Oryza
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oryza
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oryza
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Oryza

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Oryza.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=117, retrieved 26 June 2019

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