Lemongrass (Fijian: Yagiyagi, Coboi)

Cymbopogon cf. coloratus (Poaceae)

Characteristics

Cymbopogon are evergreen, clump-forming, perennial grasses, 60-140 cm tall. Rich in essential oils, used for citronella oil, insect repellent and in the culinary arts (depending on the species).

Distribution

Genus Cymbopogon native to Asia, Africa and Australia.

Natural Medical Properties

No known.

Did you know?

The most famous lemongrass is Cymbopogon citratus, commonly cultivated as culinary and medicinal herb because of its scent, resembling that of lemons.

Further reading:

Literature

World Flora Online
WorldChecklist of Selected Plant Families
A working list of all plant species