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Taxon: Zizania palustris L. var. interior (Fassett) Dore

Genus: Zizania
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Ehrhartoideae tribe: Oryzeae
Nomen number: 403529
Place of publication: Publ. Dep. Agric. Canada 1393:1-84. 1969
Name verified on: 04-Dec-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.


See other conspecific taxa:

Common names:

  • interior wild rice   (Source: Wild rice in Canada) – English
  • interior zizania   (Source: Wild rice in Canada) – English

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of wild rice   (based on crossability with Zizania palustris var. palustris fide Syst Bot 13:234. 1988)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)


  • Aiken, S. G. et al. 1988. Wild rice in Canada. 34.
  • Dore, W. G. & J. McNeill. 1980. Grasses of Ontario. Research Branch Agriculture Canada Monograph 26.
  • Duvall, M. R. & D. D. Biesboer. 1988. Nonreciprocal hybridization failure in crosses between annual wild-rice species (Zizania palustris × Z. aquatica: Poaceae). Syst. Bot. 13:229–234.
  • Duvall, M. R. 1987. A systematic evaluation of the genus Zizania (Poaceae). Unpublished dissertation (University of Minnesota).
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. 1997. Taxonomy of North American species of Zizania (Poaceae). Sida 17:542.
  • Warwick, S. I. & S. G. Aiken. 1986. Electrophoretic evidence for the recognition of two species in annual wild rice (Zizania, Poaceae). Syst. Bot. 11:464–473.


Check other web resources for Zizania palustris L. var. interior (Fassett) Dore:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • CNWG: Catalogue of New World Grasses Searchable Database
  • Grass Manual on the Web: Manual of Grasses for North America North of Mexico

Check other databases for images:

  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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