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Coix lacryma-jobi
(Job's-tears)

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Coix lacryma-jobi (Job's-tears)

Summary

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  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Coix lacryma-jobi
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Job's-tears
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Beads
  • Beverage base
  • Cereal
  • Lipids
  • Ornamental

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Coix lacryma-jobi: 1, habit, flowering stem; 2, male inflorescence; 3, male spikelet; 4, female inflorescence with involucre partly removed.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
TitleWhole plant - line drawing
CaptionCoix lacryma-jobi: 1, habit, flowering stem; 2, male inflorescence; 3, male spikelet; 4, female inflorescence with involucre partly removed. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
CopyrightPROSEA Foundation
Coix lacryma-jobi: 1, habit, flowering stem; 2, male inflorescence; 3, male spikelet; 4, female inflorescence with involucre partly removed.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
Whole plant - line drawingCoix lacryma-jobi: 1, habit, flowering stem; 2, male inflorescence; 3, male spikelet; 4, female inflorescence with involucre partly removed. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', Vols 1-20 (1989-2000), by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Coix lacryma-jobi

Preferred Common Name

  • Job's-tears

International Common Names

  • Spanish: Lagrimas de San Pedro
  • French: Larmes de Job

Local Common Names

  • Brazil: biuri; capia; capim-de-contas; capim-missanga; capim-rosario; lagrima-de-Jo; lagrima-de-nossa-senhora
  • Germany: Hiobs- Traenengras
  • Italy: Lacrima di Giobbe
  • Japan: Juzudama
  • Netherlands: Jobstranen

EPPO code

  • COXLJ (Coix lacryma-jobi)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Cyperales
  •                         Family: Poaceae
  •                             Genus: Coix
  •                                 Species: Coix lacryma-jobi

Uses List

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General

  • Ornamental

Human food and beverage

  • Beverage base
  • Cereal

Materials

  • Beads
  • Lipids

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore