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Common name

English: Rice

German: Reis

Portuguese: Arroz

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Poaceae (72)(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

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green

External links

Check for Oryza sativa at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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