African rice


African rice

Taxobox


image_caption=
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Liliopsida
ordo = Poales
familia = Poaceae
subfamilia = Bambusoideae
group= Oryzoideae
tribus = Oryzeae
genus = "Oryza"
species = "O. glaberrima"
binomial = "Oryza glaberrima"
binomial_authority = Steud.

"Oryza glaberrima", commonly known as African rice, is one of two species of rice in the Poaceae. African rice is lesser known than the more common species of rice "Oryza sativa". African rice is believed to have been domesticated 2,000-3,000 years ago in the Inland delta of the Upper Niger river, in what is today the country of Mali.

ee also

*New Rice for Africa

External links

* [http://www.pnas.org/content/99/25/16360.full African rice (Oryza glaberrima): History and future potential]
* [http://www.ias.ac.in/currsci/sep252005/955.pdf Oryza glaberrima: A source for the improvement of Oryza sativa]
* [http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/11/071128-rice-origins_2.html Carolina Gold]


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