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|Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, perennial herb. Stem: generally 1, erect. Leaf: cauline; ligule membranous; blade flat to folded. Inflorescence: panicle-like. Spikelet: laterally compressed; glumes 2, reduced to 2-lobed cup at pedicel tip; florets 3, lower 2 reduced to glume-like sterile lemmas, uppermost bisexual; fertile lemma keeled, glabrous or stiff-hairy, tip short-beaked, awned or not; palea keeled, beaked, = lemma; stamens 6.
Species In Genus: +- 20 species: tropics worldwide. Etymology: (Greek: rice) Note: There are historical collections of red rice, Oryza rufipogon Griff.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Orcuttia viscida
Next taxon: Oryza sativa
Citation for this treatment: Dieter H. Wilken 2017. Oryza, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=11126, accessed on February 26, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 26, 2017.