Citronella Oil

Authored by: Valentina Aristizábal Marulanda , Christian David Botero Gutiérrez , Carlos Ariel Cardona Alzate

Green Pesticides Handbook

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498759380
eBook ISBN: 9781315153131
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Cymbopogon (Poaceae) is a genus of aromatic plants that includes about 140 species distributed across all continents. A tentative distribution of these plants is mentioned in [1]. The vast majority of these aromatic plants are in Africa, with 52 reported species, followed by 45 in India. Australia and South America have six species each, Europe hosts four species, and North America two. The remaining species are located in South Asia. Genus Cymbopogon dates to 1815, when Sprengel named it for the first time. Years later, a group of taxonomists concluded that this plant was a subgenus of Andropogon, a convention that was accepted for a few years. In 1906, Stapf stated that Cymbopogon should again be considered a genus, as it is known today [1].

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