Cymbopogon winterianus (Family: Poaceae), is believed to be native of Indonesia. It is a perennial ,,ulti-crop of industrial importance, cultivated in parts of tropical and subtropical areas of Asia, Africa and America. Oil yield 265 kg/ha/year; Citronellal 35%.
Essential oil is used as insect repellant preparation, soap, perfumery & cosmetic industries.
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