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Oryza punctata Kotschy ex Steud.

  • Distribution
  • Distribution

  • Inflorescence
  • Spikelet


Genome designation
Chromosome number
Diploid and tetraploid, 2n=24, 2n=48
Key characteristics
Ligule about 3mm, truncate glabrous and splits, panicle branches spreading.Diploid race: Seed length about 6mm, flag leaf width narrow about 14mm, awn about 4.7cm, not strongly perennial.Tetraploid race: Seed length about 4.8 mm, flag leaf width about 21 mm, awn about 3 cm, strongly perennial.
The two cytological races have distinct habitats. The diploid is a weedy species of open habitats whereas the tetraploid species is usually found in semi-shaded habitats
Sometimes grows sympatric with O. longistaminata as a weed of rice fields. Easily distinguished from O. longistaminata by its lighter yellow green leaves (See Fig. d).
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