Oryza sativa L.

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (GRASS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Poaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Oryza sativa L.
  • Common name : Paddy, Common Rice, Rice
  • Vernacular name : Vari (Telugu); Akki, Bhatta (Kannada); Deobhat, Tamdule (Marathi); Nellu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated in plains throughout as a commercial crop. A number of cultivars and varieties of this species are developed
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in Old World Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Oryza sativa. Downloaded on 20 November 2019.

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