Preliminary observations on the ethnobotany of the genusCoix

@article{Jain2008PreliminaryOO,
  title={Preliminary observations on the ethnobotany of the genusCoix},
  author={S. K. Jain and Deb Kumar Banerjee},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={28},
  pages={38-42}
}
The genus Coix belongs to the tribe Maydeae (Tripsaceae) of the family Poaceae. The tribe consists of annual or perennial monoecious grasses with the staminate spikelets in 2's or 3's, the carpellate single or in 2's or 3's, both kinds in the same or in different inflorescences. In Coix the carpellate spikelets are in 3's (1 fertile, 2 sterile), each group being enclosed in a more or less hardened, bead-like structure, the involucre, formed from the metamorphosed leaf sheath. The axis of the… 

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