Taxon  Report   5998    
Oryza sativa  L.
Domestic rice
Oryza sativa
© 2010 Antonia Pachmann
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Oryza sativa
© 2011 Antonia Pachmann
Oryza sativa
© Lloyd Gomez2004 California Academy of Sciences
Oryza sativa, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Oryza sativa
© 2011 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Oryza
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Oryza sativa var. fatua
More information about  Oryza sativa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).