Feathery stigma of the grass – Coix lacryma-jobi under foldscope


Coix is a gras which bears bead-like structures , which are green when young and become black, grey to ivory coloured on maturing. The stigma of Coix is trifid, coloured and feathery. The stigma was detached and fixed on a slide to observe through a foldscope. It appeared like numerous multicellular trichomes emerging from the stigma.


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  1. laksiyer says:

    Gorgeous pictures. Coix is also known as Gavidhuka in sanskrit and is an ancient grain finding mention in texts. I was always curious as to how the plant looks. The grain is quite tasty, like sabudana 🙂

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