The Ma-Yuen Coix lacryma-jobi var. Ma-yuen. A shorter season Chinese edible cultivar. Beautiful seed beads. Can be perennial in miler climates.
Ma-Yuen Coix lacryma-jobi var. Ma-yuen
This species is native to warm temperate regions of Asia. It is now widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
Bhutan Burma, China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Yunnan, Zhejiang), India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan,Thailand, Vietnam.
Coix lacryma-jobi var. Ma-yuen grows near the streams, in marshy valleys, moist fields.