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Rhynchoryza subulata - (Nees) Baill

Common Name Arroz bravo
Family Poaceae
USDA hardiness 9-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats It is a tropical grass. Climate: warm temperate to tropical. Humidity: humid.
Range Origin: S. America. Native to Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul), Argentina (Santa Fe, Buenos Aires, Entre Rios, Corrientes, Chaco), Paraguay and Uruguay.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Tender Moist Soil Wet Soil Full sun
Rhynchoryza subulata Arroz bravo


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Summary

Rhynchoryza subulata is the only known species in the genus Rhynchoryza (in the grass family).


Physical Characteristics

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Rhynchoryza subulata is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.1 m (0ft 4in) at a fast rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 10. The flowers are pollinated by Wind.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

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Synonyms

Oryza caudata Doll [Invalid]; Oryza subulata Nees.

Plant Habitats

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed
Edible Uses:

Edible Portion: Seeds. Carbon Farming Solutions - Staple Crop: balanced carb. These perennial grains were cultivated in the past but largely or completely abandoned. (The term staple crop typically refers to a food that is eaten routinely and accounts for a dominant part of people's diets in a particular region of the world) [1-1].

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Medicinal Uses

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None Known

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Other Uses

None Known

Special Uses

Carbon Farming

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Cultivation details

Historic Crop  Management: Standard  Staple Crop: Balanced carb

Climate: warm temperate to tropical. Humidity: humid. Carbon Farming Solutions - Cultivation: historic crop. These perennial grains were cultivated in the past but largely or completely abandoned. Management: standard (Describes the non-destructive management systems that are used in cultivation) [1-1].

Carbon Farming

  • Historic Crop  These crops were once cultivated but have been abandoned. The reasons for abandonment may include colonization, genocide, market pressures, the arrival of superior crops from elsewhere, and so forth.
  • Management: Standard  Plants grow to their standard height. Harvest fruit, seeds, or other products. Non-Destructive management systems.
  • Staple Crop: Balanced carb  (0-15 percent protein, 0-15 percent oil, with at least one over 5 percent). The carbohydrates are from either starch or sugar. Annuals include maize, wheat, rice, and potato. Perennials include chestnuts, carob, perennial fruits, nuts, cereals, pseudocereals, woody pods, and acorns.

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Plant Propagation

Seed

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Arroz-bravo, Arroz-de-espinho

Native to Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul), Argentina (Santa Fe, Buenos Aires, Entre Rios, Corrientes, Chaco), Paraguay and Uruguay.

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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