Oryza longistaminata A. Chev. & Roehr.

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Oryza longistaminata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Katombora, 2nd embarcation point

Oryza longistaminata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Katombora, 2nd embarcation point

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Common names: Wild rice (English) Wildrys (Afrikaans)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Robust perennial growing from long creeping rhizomes, up to 2.5 m. Submerged parts whitish, developing aerial roots from the nodes. Leaves linear-lanceolate, up to 75 cm long. Inflorescence a narrow panicle, up to 40 cm long. Spikelets 7-15 mm long, excluding awn, elliptic-oblong.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In shallow water, stagnant or slow running, in swamp, floodplains, along rivers, dams and as a weed among cultivated rice.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
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Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 33 - 36. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 107.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 156 - 157. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 141.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 191.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oryza longistaminata
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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: Species information: Oryza longistaminata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103440, retrieved 18 September 2019

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