EPPO Global Database

Cymbopogon citratus(CYGCI)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CYGCI
  • Preferred name: Cymbopogon citratus
  • Authority: (de Candolle) Stapf


India, Sri Lanka. Used in perfumery and medicinally. Introduced in southern Mediterranean, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China (including Taiwan), west and central Africa, Madagascar, USA (Florida), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except southern cone), New Guinea

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Andropogon citratus de Candolle

Common names
Name Language
lemon grass English
West Indian lemon grass English
Zitronellgras German
citronnelle French
herbe citron French
verveine des Indes French
hierba limón Spanish
té limón Spanish (HN)
citronella Italian
capim-do-gabão Portuguese
capim-limão Portuguese (BR)
chá-do-gabão Portuguese
chá-do-principe Portuguese
erva-limão Portuguese
erva-limão-das-índias-ocidentais Portuguese
erva-principe Portuguese
serai makan Indonesian