- African rice
divisio = Magnoliophyta
genus = "
species = "O. glaberrima"
binomial = "Oryza glaberrima"
"Oryza glaberrima", commonly known as African rice, is one of two species of
ricein 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.
New Rice for Africa
* [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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