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Useful Tropical Plants

Cymbopogon clandestinus

(Nees ex Steud.) Stapf

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Andropogon clandestinus Nees ex Steud.

Andropogon schoenanthus clandestinus (Nees ex Steud.) Hack.

Common Name:

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General Information

Cymbopogon clandestinus is an erect, perennial grass with solitary culms 100 - 200cm tall. The culms have prop-roots near their base.
The plant is harvested from the wild as a source of essential oils. It is sometimes cultivated for the essential oils[
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Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
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http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
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Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southeast Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, Andaman Islands

Habitat

Dry, rocky places and in open forest on hillsides.

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitEvergreen Perennial
Height1.50 m
PollinatorsWind
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details


Species in this genus generally grow best in a sunny position in a moisture-retentive but well-drained soil. Many of them are found in dry soils in the wild[
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Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
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Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
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Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

An essential oil is obtained from the leaves[
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Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
]. The oil has a light straw-colour, with a pleasant smell, somewhat resembling ginger-grass oil.

Propagation

Seed - surface sow or only just cover, sowing the seeds in a nursery seedbed. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots at the 3 - 4 leaf stage and grow on until large enough to plant out. Seed can also be sown in situ, but this often results in heavy weed infestation[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
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0
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Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Division of established clumps. This is best done annually or they can become too crowded and suffer. The offshoots of this species often fail to establish[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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