Oryza sativa L.

Common name

English: Rice

German: Reis

Portuguese: Arroz


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Cyperales (87)

        Family: Poaceae (70) (family description)

          Genus: Oryza (1)

           Epithet: sativa L. (6)

Synonyms: Oryza communissima Lour., Oryza glutinosa Lour., Oryza perennis Moench, Oryza praecox Lour.

communissima => very common

glutinosa => covered with sticky exudation

perennis => perennial, lasting more than two years

praecox => early-ripening

sativa => sown, planted, cultivated, not wild


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green

External links

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