EPPO Global Database

Chrysopogon zizanioides(VEIZI)

Code created in: 2002-04-08

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: VEIZI
  • Preferred name: Chrysopogon zizanioides
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Roberty


Indochina, Malesia (except Sulawesi, Moluccas). Introduced in Western Asia (Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, China (including Taiwan), parts of western and central Africa, Madagascar, USA (southern), Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (northwest, eastern Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina), New Guinea

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Andropogon zizanioides (Linnaeus) Urban
Phalaris zizanioides Linnaeus
Vetiveria zizanioides (Linnaeus) Small

Common names
Name Language
khuskhusgrass English
vetivergrass English
vétiver French
vetiver Portuguese
akar wangi Indonesian