Oryza sativa L., Sp. Pl. 333 1753. (Syn: Oryza communissima Lour. ….);
China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast; Introduced into: Afghanistan, Alabama, Albania, Algeria, Andaman Is., Arkansas, Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Bulgaria, Burkina, Burundi, California, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Chile Central, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Illinois, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Korea, Krym, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Louisiana, Madagascar, Malaya, Mali, Manchuria, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Missouri, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Niger, North Carolina, Northern Territory, Oklahoma, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Primorye, Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Queensland, Romania, Rwanda, Santa Cruz Is., Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, South Carolina, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virginia, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Windward Is., Xinjiang, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zaïre as per POWO;
Common name: Rice, paddy, sake, sea-grass matting • Assamese: ধান Dhan • Bengali: ধান Dhan • Hindi: चावल Chaval • Kannada: akki, bhatta • Malayalam: ari, navaranellu, nellu • Manipuri: Phaou • Marathi: tandul, bhat, pendha • Oriya: dhano • Sanskrit: dhanya, dhanyah, garuda • Tamil: arishi, arisi, nellu • Telugu: biyam, biyyam, dhanyamu • Urdu: chawal • Mizo: Buh

Oryza sativa L. from Delhi:
Oryza sativa L. from Delhi, the Rice plant grown in Khalsa College Botanical Garden, Delhi, photographed on October 25, 2009.


Flora of Panipat: Oryza sativa from Sodhapur Panipat:
Oryza sativa from Sodhapur Panipat
A major cultivated crop in Haryana


Oryza sativa L. from Hooghly:

A very very important member of Poaceae, easy to identify if it is adult! Please, don’t ask me what variety is it.
Species : Oryza sativa L.
H & H : cultivated species
Date : 26/10/12
Place : Hooghly

Fully grown paddy images

I wanted to share the grasshopper only, did’t record full plant profile.

The grasshopper is a nymph meaning not fully grown. Very clear photo. Any more on rice please post as I work on rice insects

Found these critters today, but do not know if the caterpillar has anything to do with paddy leaves.


Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae- Oryza sativa L var Indica from Hyderabad–CS1 : 4 images. 5 posts by 3 authors.
wanted to start this week with the crop I work on, a crop that feeds billions
Scientific name: Oryza sativa L. var indica
Common name: Rice
Family: Poacaeae
Oryza sativa indica is the cultivated rice grown In India.
Rice has known to be cultivated since 10000 BC. The International Rice Genebank – the world’s largest collection of rice diversity – contains more than 112,000 different types of rice including species of wild rice, the ancestors of rice, traditional and heirloom varieties, and modern varieties. In India Chhattisgarh is known for rice diversity and considered as one of the secondary centres of diversity with a collection of 18541 accessions.

I love the diversity of this crop. WE have red, yellow, brown, black grains with and without aroma

Thanks … for the inauguaration. It is very important for us to know that the major food crops belong to Poaceae. Kindly throw light on other cultivated rice species and its taxonomy. For. eg, difference between the awned basmati rice, red and black grained rice, etc. Does the modern taxonomists consider O.glaberrima, O.nivara, etc. as species different from O.sativa? And would also like to know about the taxonomic status of introduced species like O.breviligulata, O.brachyantha, O.grandiglumis, O.latifolia, O.australiensis and the multigrained rice O.plena. Also would like to know more about O.jeyporensis.

Thank you … O. glabarrima, O.nivara, O. longistaminata etc are different and called as wild rices. Basically we use them for introgression of stress genes. Let me see if I can source some images of the wild rice species. Taroari Basmati photos I do have


Oryza sativa from Lohari Panipat BS 12 :  Attachments (5).  1 post by 1 author.
Oryza sativa from Lohari Panipat
Localy called as Duplicate Basmati. similar to Taroari Basmati but very less fragrance

Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae :060413 ARK-07 from Mumbai :  Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Attaching a photograph of Oryza sativa from Devgad, Maharashtra in Sept 2008

RABINDRA SANGITE GACH PALA : DHAN-6 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Dhaner ullekh ache emon ar ekti gan.

THRESHING : PADDY : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Attaching few collage of the process of threshing of paddy.


Oryza sativa L. : 3 posts by 1 author. 3 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Sankhu, Nepal
Date: 12 September 2020
Elevation: 1780 m.
Habit: Cultivated



POWO  Flowers of India

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