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Zizania aquatica Typus


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Oryzoideae
Tribus: Oryzeae
Subtribus: Zizaniinae
Genus: Zizania
Species: Z. aquatica – Z. latifolia – Z. palustris – Z. texana




  • Heterotypic
    • Fartis Adans., Fam. Pl. 2: 37 (1763).
    • Elymus Mitch., Diss. Bot. Zool.: 32 (1769), nom. illeg.
    • Hydropyrum Link, Hort. Berol. 1: 252 (1827).
    • Melinum Link, Handbuch 1: 96 (1829), nom. illeg.
    • Ceratochaete Lunell, Amer. Midl. Naturalist 4: 214 (1915).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Indian subcontinent

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Additional references

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2011. World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Reference page

Vernacular names

Deutsch: Wildreis
English: Wild Rice
español: Arroz silvestre
suomi: Intiaaniriisit
français: Zizanie, Riz sauvage
vèneto: Zizania, Zizanja
中文: 菰
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