EPPO Global Database

Cymbopogon schoenanthus(CYGSH)

Code created in: 2004-04-12

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CYGSH
  • Preferred name: Cymbopogon schoenanthus
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Sprengel


Southern Mediterranean, Western Asia (Arabia to Iran), western Africa to Somalia. Widely cultivated in many parts of the world for  medicinal use and perfumery

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Andropogon schoenanthus Linnaeus
Cymbopogon schoenanthus subsp. laniger (Desfontaines) Maire & Weiller

Common names
Name Language
camel grass English
camel grass English
camel's hay English
fever grass English
geranium grass English
ginger grass English
West Indian lemon grass English
herbe à chameau French
citronela-da-china Portuguese