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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/22/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/22/2012)
Genus COIX L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. Pl. 972. 1753.
Description Monoecious, the staminate and pistillate spikelets in the same inflorescence; staminate spikelets 2-flowered in 2's or 3's at each joint of a slender continuous rachis, 2 sessile, the other pedicellate, sometimes wanting; first glume many-nerved, 2-keeled, the keels broadly winged above the middle, the margins narrow and not much inflexed; pistillate spikelets 3 together enclosed in a very hard white or grayish, bead-like involucre or modified bract, the peduncle of the staminate raceme protruding from the orifice at the apex.
Note Broad-leaved annuals with numerous inflorescences on long stout peduncles, solitary or fascicled in the upper sheaths.
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