Oryza punctata

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Oryza punctata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Oryza
O. punctata
Binomial name
Oryza punctata
  • Oryza schweinfurthiana Prodoehl

Oryza punctata is a grass in the rice genus Oryza, also known as red rice, related to cultivated rice O. sativa, and native to tropical Africa, southern Africa, and Madagascar.[2] It is a weed that grows in rice fields.[3]


  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Oryza punctata". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  3. ^ Federal Noxious Weed Disseminules of the U.S.