Oryza rufipogon Griff., Not. Pl. Asiat. 3: 5 1851. (Syn: Oryza aquatica Roshev. [Invalid]; Oryza cubensis Ekman ex Gotoh & Okura [Invalid]; Oryza fatua J.Koenig ex Trin. [Invalid]; Oryza glumipatula Steud.; Oryza jeyporensis Govindasw. & K.H.Krishnam. [Invalid]; Oryza meridionalis N.Q.Ng; Oryza nivara S.D.Sharma & Shastry; Oryza paraguayensis Franch. [Invalid]; Oryza paraguayensis Wedd. ex E. Fourn.; Oryza perennis var. cubensis Sampath ..; Oryza sativa var. abuensis Watt ………);
Tropical & Subtropical Asia and N. Australia: Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, Hainan, India, Jawa, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia; Introduced into: Argentina Northeast, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil West-Central, California, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Florida, French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico Southwest, Paraguay, Suriname, Venezuela, Windward Is. as per POWO;
Common name: Red Rice, Wild rice, Brownbeard Rice


Oryza rufipogon Griff. ? from Hooghly 4/11/12 sk1:

This might be the wild paddy, URI-DHAN or JHORA-DHAN in Bengali.
Species : Oryza rufipogon Griff. ?
H & H : 3 strands growing in a paddy field; about 3 feet tall; couldn’t get closer – so, leaves roughly less than 1.5 feet x less than 1 cm; extra long awn
Date : 2/11/12, 11.06 a.m.
Place : Hooghly

Yes. it is Oryza rufipogon



Common name: weedy rice
Possible Id: Oryza rufipogon
Location : rice fields at Raipur

yes it is Oryza rufipogon

Thanks … for this upload.. probably we also have this in our area, as a weed in our rice fields, but excessive weedicidal practices are removing wild relatives of our selected plants..



June15sk04/04 : Oryza rufipogon Griff. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
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Oryza rufipogon from Bangladesh_SM_2501 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Habitat: Fresh water Wetland (pond),
Location: Barisal City, Southern Bangladesh
Picture take: Nov, 2018.


Oryza rufipogon for validation: 3 high res. images.
Request for validation of wild rice, Oryza rufipogon from Bilaspur. Photographed in October 2022.


Is this wild rice edible ?

Yes, …, the grains can be eaten.

Yes, as per images at Oryza rufipogon



POWO  Flowers of India