Coix lacryma-jobi L., Sp. Pl. 972 1753. (Syn. Coix agrestis Lour.; Coix agrestis var. maxima (Makino) Nakai; Coix arundinacea Lam.; Coix exaltata Jacq. ex Spreng.; Coix exaltata Jacq.; Coix gigantea J.Jacq. [Illegitimate]; Coix lacryma L. [Illegitimate]; Coix lacryma L. [Illegitimate]; Coix lacryma-jobi var. maxima Makino; Coix lacryma-jobi var. novoguineensis Pilg.; Coix ouwehandii Koord.; Coix ovata Stokes [Illegitimate]; Coix palustris Koord.; Coix pendula Salisb. [Illegitimate]; Coix pumila Roxb.; Coix stigmatosa K.Koch & Bouché; Lithagrostis lacryma-jobi (L.) Gaertn.; Sphaerium lacryma (L.) Kuntze [Illegitimate]);
identification no 210311sn2:
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.
COIX LACRYMA-JOBI: (mixed thread):
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.
efloraindia: 181111 BRS 174:
Sharing the images of (Coix lacryma-jobi), from NBNP Garden, Anaikatti, Coimbatore.
Besides the use of ornamental and also good source of food for the local tribes.
Flora of Haryana: Coix lacryma-jobi L Herbal Garden CCSHAU Hisar:
Coix lacryma-jobi L
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.
Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week :: Poaceae » Coix lacryma-jobi at Navi Mumbai :: 03 NOV 07 09:45 :: DV11 : 4 images. 4 posts by 4 authors.
Coix lacryma-jobi L.
KOH-iks — from a Greek name used by Theophrastus for a palm plant … Dave’s Botanary
LAK-ry-muh JOB-ee — Job’s tears … Dave’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 India • ENVIS – FRLHT • Wikipedia • PIER • eFlora • NPGS / GRIN • DDSA
at Kharghar Hills on 03 NOV 07
Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae : Coix sp. by sk01 : 16 images. 7 posts by 4 authors.
I didn’t share this Coix earlier. Unlike my earlier Coix gigantea J.Koenig this one –
Date & Place : 27/11/2012, Hooghly
Coix lacryma-jobi (Job’s tears)
This is Coix lacryma-jobi. In Bengali it is called “punthi ghas“.
Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae-Coix lacryma-jobi L. from Delhi- GS29 : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Lonavala, Maharashtra, Aug 2013 :: Requesting ID of this grass :: 14JUL14 :: ARK-13 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
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
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.
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
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?
grass week :: NATIVE :: Poaceae » Coix lacryma-jobi – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Coix lacryma-jobi flowering from Delhi – indiantreepix | Google Groups
A flowering grass – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Coix sp – 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 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.
And used as beads also.
Yes, as mala (garland).