Recollection and lectotypification of Coix lacryma-jobi var. puellarum (Poaceae) in India

Madhav N.A. & K.V.C. Gosavi

Published on : 30-Sep-2022



Coix lacryma-jobi var. puellarum (Balansa) E.G.Camus & A.Camus is a less known taxon reported from China, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. It was so far known in India from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Mizoram only from the literature without any specimens. During our studies we found one misidentified specimen of the taxon collected in Sikkim in 1905. Our specimens from the same state represents a recollection of the taxon, after a hiatus of 116 years. A detailed description, photographs and taxonomic note are given for its easy identification. A lectotype of C. puellarum Balansa is designated here and a taxonomic key of all varieties of C. lacryma-jobi L. has also been provided.