KOH-iks — from a Greek name used by Theophrastus for a palm plantDave’s Botanary
LAK-ry-muh JOB-ee — Job’s tearsDave’s Botanary

commonly known as: Job’s tears • Assamese: কোবামণি kauramani • Bengali: গুৰগুৰ gurgur • Gujarati: ગરોલુ garolu, કહુદો kahudo, કસઇ kasai • Hindi: गुर्लू gurlu, संक्रू samkru • Kannada: ಅಶ್ರು ಬೀಜ ashru bija • Khasi: sohriu • Konkani: रान झांधळो ran jamdhlo • Lushai: mîm • Malayalam: kattugotampu • Manipuri: চনিঙ chaning • Marathi: रान जोंधळा ran jondhala, रान मका ran maka • Mizo: pingpih • Nepalese: तुलिगाँड़ो tuligaro • Sanskrit: गवेधुका gavedhuka • Tamil: குறத்திப்பாசி kuratti-p-paci • Telugu: అడవి గురిగింజ adavi guriginja

Native of: China, Indian subcontinent, Indo-China, Malesia; widely naturalized in tropics
 

Grains used widely in bead-curtains and roseries. I have used the grains along with the seeds of Indian Bead-tree for making roseries;
Besides the use of ornamental and also good source of food for the local tribes; 
 
Grown as an ornamental, or as novelty. Job’s Also grown either for its grain, from which a porridge can be made, or for its cupules which can be made into beads. The leaves and stems provide a useful fodder;   
 


 

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Wild Plant for ID : 120711 : AK-3: Wild plants taken at Shahapur, Maharashtra on way to Nasik on 10/10/2010.
Plants were about 4-5 feet in height.
Can this be Ran Maka?


Perhaps Job’s tears, Coix lachryma, but needs confirmation, as grains are not seen


yes Coix lachryma-jobi

 

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identification no 210311sn2:  date/time:feb11
location:Mulshi,pune
habitat:wild
plant habit:grass
height:about 4ft.


My colleague told that this grass is also found as weed in paddy field at Kancheepuram district of TN (near Chennai). So, this should be a wetland species. The white seeds are used by local kids for playing.


 

 

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COIX LACRYMA-JOBI:  Attaching two images of Coix lacryma-jobi (syn Coix lachryma). Commonly the plant is known as Job’s Tears. It is known as Sankru in Hindi and Gurgur in Bangla.
Grains used widely in bead-curtains and roseries. I have used the grains along with the seeds of Indian Bead-tree for making roseries. 

Great photographs & information ! Sending you some of my photographs. 


 

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efloraindia: 181111 BRS 174: Sharing the images of (Coix lacryma-jobi), from NBNP Garden, Anaikatti, Coimbatore.
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Grass
Besides the use of ornamental and also good source of food for the local tribes.


Herbal Garden CCSHAU Hisar


I dont know anything about their germination and i have not collected any seeds as these plants were in a experimental herbal garden.

Next time i will try to have some seeds.


 

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Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae-02042013RMP 2 grass :  1 image. 2 posts by 2 authors.

Coix lachryma-jobi from Kachchh-Gujarat
Plz validate me??


Yes it is.


 

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Poaceae
Coix lacryma-jobi L. 
KOH-iks — from a Greek name used by Theophrastus for a palm plantDave’s Botanary
LAK-ry-muh JOB-ee — Job’s tearsDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: Job’s tears • Assamese: কোবামণি kauramani • Bengali: গুৰগুৰ gurgur • Gujarati: ગરોલુ garolu, કહુદો kahudo, કસઇ kasai • Hindi: गुर्लू gurlu, संक्रू samkru • Kannada: ಅಶ್ರು ಬೀಜ ashru bija • Khasi: sohriu • Konkani: रान झांधळो ran jamdhlo • Lushai: mîm • Malayalam: kattugotampu • Manipuri: চনিঙ chaning • Marathi: रान जोंधळा ran jondhala, रान मका ran maka • Mizo: pingpih • Nepalese: तुलिगाँड़ो tuligaro • Sanskrit: गवेधुका gavedhuka • Tamil: குறத்திப்பாசி kuratti-p-paci • Telugu: అడవి గురిగింజ adavi guriginja
Native of: China, Indian subcontinent, Indo-China, Malesia; widely naturalized in tropics
References: Flowers of IndiaENVIS – FRLHTWikipediaPIEReFloraNPGS / GRINDDSA  
at Kharghar Hills on 03 NOV 07 


Superb photographs …


 

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I didn’t share this Coix earlier. Unlike my earlier Coix gigantea J.Koenig this one –

  • smaller, about 4 ft. high (as far as i can remember)
  • no hair found throughout the body
  • no rooting at nodes
  • no branches found
Date & Place : 27/11/2012, Hooghly


Coix lacryma-jobi (Job’s tears)


This is Coix lacryma-jobi. In Bengali it is called “punthi ghas“.


 

 

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Coix lacryma-jobi Linn., Sp. Pl. 2 972. 1753.  
Grown as an ornamental, or as novelty. Job’s Also grown either for its grain, from which a porridge can be made, or for its cupules which can be made into beads. The leaves and stems provide a useful fodder. 
Common name Job’s tears. Photographed from Delhi


very beautiful photographs


 

 

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Requesting to please ID this grass captured in Lonavala, Maharashtra in August 2013.


This is Job’s Tear [Coix lacryma-jobi]. Please check this link : Google Groups

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When I first read that these beads were/ are used by tribes to make necklace I very much wanted to see this grass. Of-course this is fruit picture, not exactly seed picture!


onek hoechhe ki?
koyekti amar jonne banchiye rekho please
This is Coix lacryma-jobi (Job’s tears) seeds ? is that what your links is ?
then they make nice necklaces


Yes Didi, this is Coix lacryma-jobi, recorded yesterday at the same place. I will collect more seeds within a few days.


do you have a habitat picture?

how big is this what does the entire plant look like?


This grass is growing at GOBRA (next to Dankuni) railway stn., beside railtracks. They are at the end of their flower-fruiting cycle this year. Some were destroyed due to regular removal of weeds. A small population in a stretch of a few feet only. The grass is about 4ft high. Please check the all pictures I have in efi thread.


 

 

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Coix lacrima-jobi Assamese, Kauri Moni (i,e. Crow bead) : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)- around 850 kb each. 
This is called Kauri Moni (i,e. Crow bead) in Assamese. Where else in India or other parts of the world is it found? Does it have any medicinal properties?  


googling for the name Coix lacrima-jobi . will get you About 1,67,000 results (0.60 seconds) and googling for coix lacryma-jobi medicinal uses

will get you About 11,300 results (0.43 seconds) results so you have a lot to read and digest right at you finger tips. yes grows in west bengal too
and googling for coix lacryma-jobi in eurpe and america distribution. will get you  
first one is this page  ‘ 

Adlay or Job’s Tears – JStor

by Reimar v. Schaaffhausen – ‎1952 – ‎Cited by 28 – ‎Related articles

the cultivation of the cereal adlay (Coix  LacrymaJobi is the best known.
 It is … History, Geographical Distribution ….. turies in Europe and America without.    “ 
similarly you could search for worldwide distribution. 

 

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COIX LACRYMA-JOBI ( JOB’S TEARS ) : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Coix lacryma-jobi (SANKARU/ GURGUR)


very nice. have you tried its atta to make roti? or cooked as rice like dish?
I hear Assamese farmers are trying to popularize its use.



From Prantik- Santiniketan 3.12.07; in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai- 5/10/08?; at the Silonda trail, national park, Mumbai, on 27 September ’09; in Herbal Garden Delhi- 10/11/09; On the banks of Siang river, Tuting, Upper Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh: Nov. 2006; at Kharghar Hills, Navi Mumbai and Vaghbil, Thane; Coix sp – indiantreepix | Google Groups A flowering grass – indiantreepix | Google Groups

Identification : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
The plant is called Vaijayanti. I received a few photos through the net. These photos are taken in Konkan region of Maharashtra. Can you quote the botanical name of this plant. The seeds are used to make ‘mala’.


Coix lacryma-jobi


Coix lacryma-jobi L. : 7 images- 2 to 7 mb each.
Location: Nagarkot,  Kathmandu
Date: 12 September 2020
Elevation: 1400 m.

Habitat : Wild

Nepali Names : भिरकौँलो Bhirakaulo/ जाबे  Jaabe

Yes it is, We used to play with its seed in childhood.

But it is difficult to find nowadays than those days.
It is a used as medicine and other purposes in traditional medicine in different parts of the world.


And used as beads also.


Yes, as mala (garland).

Locally known as Syal ko Mala.


Yes, indeed!


 
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