Citronella (genus)

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Citronella mucronata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Aquifoliales
Family: Cardiopteridaceae
Genus: Citronella

Citronella is a genus of trees and shrubs in the Cardiopteridaceae family, it lies in 25 species occurring mostly in tropical climates. Earlier the genus was treated in Icacinaceae family.

Cultivation and uses[edit]

Few species have been cultivated. Citronella mucronata from Chile is remarkable for its hardiness within this genus and it is one of the most known species and has been introduced to Europe.[1]

Selected species[edit]

References and external links[edit]

  • Citronella genus from Encyclopedia of Chilean Flora
  • Mabberley, D. 1997. The Plant-Book. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 858p.
  • Howard R. A. 1942d Studies of the Icacinaceae. V. A revision of the genus Citronella D. Don. Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University 142: 60-89