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1b. Coix lacryma-jobi var. stenocarpa (Oliver) Stapf in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 7: 100. 1896 [“1897”].

窄果薏苡 zhai guo yi yi

Coix lacryma var. stenocarpa Oliver, Hooker's Icon. Pl. 18: t. 1764. 1888; C. lacryma-jobi var. tubulosa K. Schumann & Lauterbach; C. stenocarpa (Oliver) Balansa; C. tubulosa Hackel.

Utricle narrowly cylindrical, bony, glossy, white, bluish or brown, 7–15 × 2–3 mm. Fl. and fr. Oct–Dec.

Cultivated. Yunnan [NE India, Indonesia, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Vietnam].

This variety is grown in gardens for the ornamental, elongate utricles, which are used for beads.


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