Cymbopogon citratus

Cymbopogon citratus

  • Cymbopogon citratus
  • Cymbopogon citratus
  • Flower name
    Cymbopogon citratus
  • Scientific name
    Cymbopogon citratus
  • AliasLemon grass, Cymbopogon citratus, 檸檬茅
  • Place of origin Southeast Asia such as Malaysia
  • Place of floweringGarden, Greenhouse, Field, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonMarch, April

What is Cymbopogon citratus

Cymbopogon citratus, as known as West Indian lemon grass or lemon grass (scientific name: Cymbopogon citratus) is native to Southeast Asia such as Malaysia, and is a deciduous perennial plant belonging to the genus Ogargaya. There is a lemon scent called citral on the leaves. It is used in soups such as Tom Yan Kung, ingredients for cooking, herbal tea, and perfume.

Common name: Cymbopogon citratus, scientific name: Cymbopogon citratus , as known as West Indian lemon grass or lemon grass, grass height: 80-150 cm, flowering period: March-April, leaf length: 50-100 cm, Leaf harvest period: September-November, Use: Herbs, perfumes.


  • Order
    Poales
  • Family
    Poaceae
  • Genus
    Cymbopogon
  • Species
    C. citratus
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Small ears
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typedeciduous perennial plant
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height80.0 ~ 150.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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