Oryza meyeriana (Zoll. & Moritzi) Baill., Hist. Pl. 12: 166 (1894) (syn: Oryza abromeitiana Prodoehl ; Oryza filiformis Buch.-Ham. ex Steud. ; Oryza granulata Nees & Arn. ex Watt ; Oryza indandamanica J.L.Ellis ; Oryza meyeriana subsp. abromeitiana (Prodoehl) TateokaOryza meyeriana subsp. granulata (Nees & Arn. ex Watt) Tateoka ; Oryza meyeriana var. granulata (Nees & Arn. ex Watt) Duist. ; Oryza meyeriana var. indandamanica (J.L.Ellis) Veldkamp ; Oryza meyeriana subsp. tuberculata W.C.Wu, Y.G.Lu & G.C.Wang ; Oryza triandra B.Heyne ex Steud.);
Tropical & Subtropical Asia: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
Common name: South-Asian Wild Rice • Malayalam: Anoorinellu, Eatanellu

Perennials; culms 40-90 cm high, loosely tufted or solitary, erect. Leaves 10-25 x 1-2 cm, lanceolate, glabrous; sheath with long hairs at mouth; ligule 1-3 mm long, membranous. Panicle 5-10 cm long, scarcely branched; branches angled, smooth. Spikelets few, 5-6 x 2.5 mm; glumes similar, reduced to very minute scales; lemma 5 x 3.5 mm, broadly ovate, granulate crustaceous; palea 5 x 2 mm, oblong, 3-nerved, margins hyaline; anthers 2.5 mm long.
Flowering and fruiting: July-February
Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)

Oryza meyeriana (Zoll. & Moritzi) Baill. submission AS33 December 22: 6 high res. images.
Here’s a native wild rice species addition to eFloraofIndia website.
Oryza meyeriana (Zoll. & Moritzi) Baill.
Family – Poaceae
Photographed in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu
In November 2022




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