Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf

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Synonyms: Andropogon citratus DC.
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Its inflorescence is awnless but in cultivation it rarely flowers; in the vegetative state it can be recognized by the long, scabrid, lemon-scented leaf laminas.
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Worldwide distribution: is cultivated throughout the tropics for culinary and medicinal purposes
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Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 45.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 66.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 101.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 133.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Cymbopogon citratus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cymbopogon citratus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cymbopogon citratus
African Plant Database: Cymbopogon citratus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cymbopogon citratus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cymbopogon citratus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cymbopogon citratus
JSTOR Plant Science: Cymbopogon citratus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cymbopogon citratus
Plants of the World Online: Cymbopogon citratus
Tropicos: Cymbopogon citratus
Wikipedia: Cymbopogon citratus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Cymbopogon citratus., retrieved 20 July 2024

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