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Taxon: Coix lacryma-jobi L. var. stenocarpa Oliv.

Genus: Coix
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Coicinae
Nomen number: 11132
Place of publication: Hooker's Icon. Pl. 18: t. 1764. 1888 May "Coix lachryma, L., var stenocarpa"(Anon., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1888:144. 1888 Jun; J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 7:100. 1896)
Link to protologue:
Comment: Oliver cited "C. Lachryma, L.; Kunth, Enum. Plant. i.20" as the species under which this variety was placed. In Kunth, Enum. pl. 1:20. this is cited as "C. Lachryma Linn. Sp. 1378", this reference being to Linnaeus, Sp. pl. ed. 2, 2:1378. 1763, where the name appears as "Coix Lacryma. Jobi.", closely matching the entry for this species in Sp. pl. 2:972. 1753. The abbreviated entry that Linnaeus used for this species in Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1261. 1759, "Coix Lacryma", repeating the nominum specificum legitimum of this species from 1753, should not be taken as the publication of a new species but simply as an orthographic variant or abbreviation of the 1753 name, to which Oliver's variety belongs.
Name Verified on: 13-Feb-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 10 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Materials: beads

Distributional Range:


    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India [Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh]
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Philippines


    • CHINA: China [Yunnan Sheng]


  1. Bor, N. L. 1960. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. Note: lists as Coix lacryma-jobi var. stenocarpa Stapf
  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. Note: lists as Coix lacryma-jobi var. stenocarpa Stapf; = C. stenocarpa Balansa
  3. Grubben, G. J. H. & Soetjipto Partohardjono, eds. 1996. Cereals. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 10:85. Note: lists as Coix lacryma-jobi var. stenocarpa Stapf
  4. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  5. Shukla, U. 1996. Grasses of north-eastern India Note: lists as Coix lacryma-jobi var. stenocarpa Stapf
  6. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: lists as Coix lacryma-jobi var. stenocarpa (Oliv.) Stapf

Check other web resources for Coix lacryma-jobi L. var. stenocarpa Oliv. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=11132. Accessed 4 August 2020.