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Category: Disambiguation Species About 55, see text Cymbopogon (lemon grass, lemongrass, citronella grass or fever grass) is a genus of about 55 species of grasses, native to warm temperate and tropical regions of the Old World. ... Citronella oil is one of the important essential oils obtained from different species of Cymbopogon. ... Binomial name The citronella plant is a species of geranium (Pelargonium citrosum), also known as a mosquito plant, or citrosa geranium. ... Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ...
Citronella oil is one of the important essential oils obtained from different species of Cymbopogon.
Citronella oil is classified in trade into two types: Ceylon citronella oil, obtained from Cymbopogon nardus Rendle, is the inferior type, while Java Type citronella oil obtained from Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt, is considered superior.
At present, the world production of citronella oil is approximately 7,000 tonnes, the bulk of which is produced in Taiwan, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Brazil, China, Ceylon, India, Argentina, Ecuador, Madagascar, Mexico and the West Indies.
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