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.


Cymbopogon jawarancusa photographed from Botanical Garde, Hamdard University, Delhi. Pl. validate.

Cymbopogon flexuosus

Poaceae, Cyperaceae and Juncaceae Week :: Poaceae » ¿ Cymbopogon flexuosus ? at Rajgurunagar for ID :: 29 MAY 10 04:08 :: DV45 :  1 image. 3 posts by 2 authors.

¿ 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





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