Taxon: Coix lacryma-jobi L.

 
Genus: Coix
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Coicinae
Nomen number: 11129
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:972. 1753
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Typification:
Name Verified on: 13-Oct-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Oct-2000
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 16 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Human food: beverage base (seeds used to make tea in Japan, Vietnam fide Dict Econ Pl)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_37.html,)
  • Materials: lipids (fide Dict Econ Pl; Ency CNatIn, additive used in cosmetics)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Ency CNatIn; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines


    Cultivated (cult. in paleotropics)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropics & subtropics)

References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Bor, N. L. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. (Grass BCIP)
  4. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  5. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  6. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  7. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  9. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  10. Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. (L Aust)
  11. Holttum, R. E. et al. A revised flora of Malaya. (F Malaya)
  12. Koyama, T. Grasses of Japan and its neighboring regions. 1987 (Grass Japan)
  13. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  14. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  15. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  16. Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). (F JapanOhwi)
  17. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  18. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  19. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  20. Shukla, U. Grasses of north-eastern India. 1996 (Grass NE India)
  21. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  22. Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)
  23. Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. (Dict Econ Pl)
  24. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?11129. Accessed 21 April 2018.