Zizania latifolia (Wild rice)

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Title

Zizania latifolia (Wild rice)

Subject

Starch grains viewed under 400x transmitted and cross-polarized light (showing extinction cross)

Description

Polygonal / angular starch grains, ranging from 3 - 8 microns. Centric hilum and well-defined extinction cross. Fissures uncommon and grains are often compound.

Supporting literature:
Yang, X., and Perry, L. 2013. Identification of ancient starch grains from the tribe Triticeae in the North China Plain. Journal of Archaeological Science 40:3170-3177.

Source

McMaster Sustainable Archaeology Botanical Collection (SA) - modern sample

Creator

S. Prado

Date

Processed June 11 2022

Relation

Part of SSHRC Partnership Engagement Grant: Collaborative Archaeologies, Decolonized Foodways

Type

Starch grain

Identifier

Starch grain

Files

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Collection

Citation

S. Prado, “Zizania latifolia (Wild rice),” McMaster Microbotanical Research Database, accessed August 13, 2022, https://macmicrobot.omeka.net/items/show/23.