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Pundi rice is a type of edible grain that was grown and cultivated by House Atreides while they ruled the planet Caladan. They grew in the lowland marshes on the southern continent.
A typical pundi rice grain was approximately 4cm long.
Pundi rice was part of the Caladani staple diet, as well as an export that generated modest profits for Caladani farmers, as well as the Atreides family, who also owned and cultivated farmland on the planet.
Upon the change of fief from Caladan to Arrakis in 10191 AG, House Atreides took with them an amount of pundi rice for their meals, as was pongi rice, another grain cultivated on Caladan.