Cymbopogon nardus var. nardus (L.) Rendle

 
  • Family : POACEAE
    (Grass Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : GHAS FAMILY (घास फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Andropogon nardus L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cymbopogon nardus (L.) Rendle
  • Common name : Ceylon citronella, Citronella grass, Nardus, Nard grass, Lemon grass, Mana grass
  • Vernacular name : Gavatichaha (Marathi); Chorapullu, Kamakshi-pullu, Vattupullu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for aromatic oil
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Nagpur district
    • Odisha : Introduced in the AM garden, RRL, Bhubaneswar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah, T., 1997. Flora of Andhra Pradesh. Vol. 3.; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cymbopogon nardus var. nardus. Downloaded on 8 August 2022.

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