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Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf

Bukit Tagar, Selangor, Malaysia.

Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf. Poaceae. CN: [Malay - Serai], Lemongrass, West Indian lemongrass, Taglad (Philippines). Native of South East Asia and widely cultivated for culinary flavoring, source of essential oils in masking fragrance in perfumery, lipids and in folklore medicine. Clump forming grass up to ca 1.8 m tall, 1.2 m wide. The leaves are tapered at both ends and are up to ca 1 m long x ca 1.2 cm wide with scabrous margins.

Synonym(s):
Andropogon citratus DC. (basionym)

Ref and suggested reading:
www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?12797
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cymbopogon_citratus
www.uni-graz.at/~katzer/engl/Cymb_cit.html

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