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Coix lacryma-jobi


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Panicoideae
Tribus: Andropogoneae
Subtribus: Rottboelliinae
Genus: Coix
Species: C. aquatica – C. gasteenii – C. lacryma-jobi


Coix L., Sp. Pl.: 972 (1753)

  • Type species: Coix lacryma-jobi L., Sp. Pl. 2: 972. (1753)


  • Homotypic
  • Heterotypic
    • Lithagrostis Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: 7 (1788), nom. superfl.
    • Sphaerium × null Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 793 (1891), nom. superfl.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: China

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2011. World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Job's Tears
suomi: Kyynelheinät
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