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

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
barthii A. Chev.B,SS,WDescription
brachyantha A.Chev. & Roehr. NN,C
longistaminata A. Chev. & Roehr.B,N,C,E,SN,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Oryza:

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Flora of Botswana: Oryza
Flora of Caprivi: Oryza
Flora of Malawi: Oryza
Flora of Mozambique: Oryza
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Oryza
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oryza
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated 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
Wikipedia: Oryza
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oryza
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oryza

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Oryza.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=117, retrieved 9 February 2023

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