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, Sri Lanka, Indochina (except Thailand), Sudan to Zaïre, East Africa, Angola, Mozambique to South Africa, Madagascar. Used medicinally. Introduced in Mediterranean (Egypt), Malesia (except Sulawesi), China (including Taiwan), Nigeria, USA (Florida), Mexico, Caribbean (Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Trinidad), 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