Cymbopogon flexuosus

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East-Indian lemon grass
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Cymbopogon
C. flexuosus
Binomial name
Cymbopogon flexuosus

Cymbopogon flexuosus, also called Cochin grass or Malabar grass, is a perennial grass native to India, Sri Lanka, Burma, and Thailand. It is placed in the genus Cymbopogon (lemongrasses).

Its essential oil is produced by steam distillation of the freshly cut leaves,[1] or it can be extracted using alcohol.


In Malayalam, it is known as ഇഞ്ചിപ്പുല്ല് (inchippullu).

List of the cultivars[edit]


  1. ^ Burdock, George (1997). Encyclopedia of Food and Color Additives. CRC Press. pp. 1560–1. ISBN 0-8493-9416-3.
  2. ^ Singh, M.; et al. (2008). "Effect of Plant Spacing and Nitrogen Levels on Growth, Herb and Oil Yields of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus (Steud.) Wats. var. I cauvery)". Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science. 177 (2): 101–105. doi:10.1111/j.1439-037X.1996.tb00598.x.
  3. ^ Kothari, S. K.; et al. "Effect of harvesting frequency on oil yield and quality of lemongrass [Cymbopogon flexuosus (Steud.) Wats ] cv. Krishna". Retrieved 6 June 2009.