Domestication of American wild rice (Zizania aquatica L., Gramineae).

J. M. J. de Wet, E. A. Oelke

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Brief descriptions are given of Z. aquatica vars. angustifolia, aquatica, brevis and interior. It is noted that var. interior generally has more than twice as many pistillate spikelets per inflorescence as var. angustifolia, and that hybrids between the two varieties are fertile.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-84
Number of pages18
JournalJournal d'Agriculture Traditionnelle et de Botanique Appliquee
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1978


  • plants
  • america
  • crop production
  • agronomy
  • cereals
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