Cymbopogon flexuosus (Nees ex Steud.) W.Watson, Gaz. N. W. Ind. 392 1882. (Syn:Andropogon ampliflorus Steud.; Andropogon flexuosus Nees ex Steud.; Andropogon nardus var. flexuosus (Steud.) Hack.; Andropogon nardus subsp. flexuosus (Nees ex Steud.) Hack.; Cymbopogon flexuosus (Nees ex Steud.) Stapf; Cymbopogon flexuosus var. arunachalis S.C.Nath & K.K.Sarma; Cymbopogon flexuosus var. assamensis S.C.Nath & K.K.Sarma; Cymbopogon flexuosus var. sikkimensis Bor; Cymbopogon nardus var. flexuosus (Nees ex Steud.) Haines; Cymbopogon travancorensis Bor);
Indian Subcontinent to Indo-China: Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya; Introduced into: Andaman Is., Bahamas, China South-Central, Egypt, Florida, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Mauritius, New Guinea, Seychelles, Sumatera as per POWO;
Common name: Cochin Grass, Malabar Grass, East Indian lemon grass • Malayalam: ഇഞ്ചിപ്പുല്ല് inchippullu • Tamil: எலுமிச்சைப் புல் Elumichchaip pul

Cymbopogon flexuosus also called Cochin Grass or Malabar Grass (Malayalam: ഇഞ്ചിപ്പുല്ല്(inchippullu) is a perennial grass native to India, Sri Lanka, Burma, and Thailand. It is placed in the genus Cymbopogon (lemon grasses).
Lemongrass essential oil is produced by steam distillation of the freshly cut leaves,[1] or can be extracted using alcohol. It is believed to help with stress-related disorders, and has been shown to have antifungal and antimicrobial properties.[2] Cymbopogon flexuosus completely inhibits all MRSA colony growth.[3]
(From Wikipedia  on 14.4.13)


Cymbopogon martinii/jawarancusa from Hamdard Herbal Garden, Delhi:
This particular grass was labelled as C. jawarancusa at Hamdard University Herbal garden but looking at breadth of leaves and height of plant I have a feeling that this may be C. martinii and the other plant uploaded by me as C. martinii may in fact be C. jawarancusa. Please give your opinion.

This is Cymbopogon flexuosus

Looking at the complex panicle may be it is C. Jawarncusa. Confirmation require spikelet observation

Cymbopogon flexuosus as per another thread.

Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week: Poaceae-Cymbopogon jawarncusa from Herbal Garden Hamdard Univ. Delhi-Pl validate-GS32 :  Attachments (3). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Cymbopogon jawarancusa photographed from Botanical Garde, Hamdard University, Delhi. Pl. validate.
¿ Cymbopogon flexuosus ?

Place, Altitude: Rajgurunagar, near Pune … about 2000 ft asl
Date, Time: 29 MAY 10 … 04:08pm
Habitat: house garden
Habit: herb; about 1 m

Only single long view with no details may not be sufficient for ID


Grass for ID : Delhi : 24JUL19 : AK-33 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
A wild grass seen in Delhi during one of my visits.
This was seen at The Garden of Five Senses.

Cymbopogon sp.

May I request you to pl. post high resolution images.

Adding originals.
2 images.

Cymbopogon flexuosus



MS Nov.2015/02 Cymbopogon sp. (Poaceae) for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Habit : Tall aromatic grass
Habitat : Wild
Location : Vanchengpui, Mizoram
Altitude : ca. 1,300 m.
Date : 20/11/2015
Genus : Cymbopogon
Species : ???

May I request you for the high resolution images, for id.

2 high resolution images.

Please also check Cymbopogon martini

Cymbopogon flexuosus

MS Oct.,2021/42 Cymbopogon sp. ? for id.: 2 images.
Location : Reiek tlang
Altitude : ca.1,430 m.
Date : 23-11-2018
Habit : Annual grass ?
Habitat : Wild

Cymbopogon flexuosus


MS,Oct.,2021/50 Cymbopogon sp. for id.: 2 images.
Location : Reiek tlang
Altitude : ca.1,400 m.
Date : 23-11-2018
Habit : Perennial grass
Habitat : Wild

Cymbopogon flexuosus


MS,Oct,2021/45 Cymbopogon sp. for id.: 3 images.
Location : Vaphai
Date : 04-10-2018
Habit : Perennial grass
Habitat : Wild

Looks like Cymbopogon khasianus. Extreme closeup of spikelets required for identification of cymbopogons.

May I request you to post a high res. image.

2 very high res. images.

Do these high res. images help with regard to your remarks

Not exactly, but better. The lack of clear intracarinal nerves on lower glumes of sessile spikelet and presence of two depressions towards the bottom of the glumes suggests that it is Cymbopogon flexuosus which is yet to open up completely and not C.khasianus.

MS,Nov.,2022/04 Cymbopogon ? for id: 2 images.
Location : Hmuifang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,450 m.
Date : 02-11-2022
Habit : Grass ?
Habitat : Wild

Cymbopogon flexuosus


MS,Nov.,2022/11 Cymbopogon sp. for id.: 2 images.
Location : Hmuifang tlang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,600 m
Date : 04-11-2022
Habit : Perennial grass
abitat : Wild

Cymbopogon flexuosus





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