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Common name

English: Job's Tears

German: Hiobsträne

Mandarin: 薏苡 (yi yi)

Portuguese: Lágrima-de-nossa-senhora

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2597)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2496)

    Class: Liliopsida (387)

      Order: Cyperales (91)

        Family: Poaceae (72)(family description)

          Genus: Coix (1)

            Epithet: lacryma-jobi L. (1)

Synonyms: Coix exaltata Jacq., Coix lacryma L., Coix ovata Stokes, Coix pendula Salisb., Lithagrostis lacryma-jobi (L.) Gaertn., Sphaerium lacryma (L.) Kuntze, Spherium lacryma (L.) Kuntze

exaltata => highest, most eminent

lacryma-jobi => Job's tears

ovata => oval, egg-shaped; elliptic, but broader at the base

pendula => hanging down as through weakness of the stem

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

External links

Check for Coix lacryma-jobi at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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