EPPO Global Database

Cymbopogon nardus(CYGNA)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CYGNA
  • Preferred name: Cymbopogon nardus
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Rendle


Himalayas, India to Indochina, Sri Lanka, Sudan to Central Africa and South Africa, Madagascar. Used medicinally. Introduced in USA (Florida), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (Colombia, Brazil), New Guinea

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Cymbopogon afronardus Stapf

Common names
Name Language
citronella grass English
nard grass English
citronela Portuguese
citronela-de-java Portuguese
serai wangi Indonesian