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Useful Temperate Plants

Cymbopogon goeringii

(Steud.) A.Camus

Poaceae

+ Synonyms

Andropogon goeringii Steud.

Andropogon nardus goeringii (Steud.) Hack.

Cymbopogon angustispica Nakai

Cymbopogon nardus goeringii (Steud.) Rendle

Cymbopogon nervosus B.S.Sun

Cymbopogon tortilis goeringii (Steud.) Hand.-Mazz.

Common Name:

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General Information

Cymbopogon goeringii is an erect, evergreen, clump-forming, perennial grass with slender culms 50 - 100cm tall[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].
The plant is used in soil stabilization projects. The essential oil has potential for use in cosmetic products.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - eastern and southern China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam

Habitat

Grassy slopes, roadsides; at elevations up to 1,500 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Perennial
Height0.75 m
PollinatorsWind
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

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[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
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

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant is used in soil stabilization projects[
317
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.
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Other Uses

An essential oil is obtained from the leaves. The main compound present is citronellal. It is a potential new ingredient for cosmetic skin-care preparations[
1384
Title
Chemical composition, antioxidant and the possible use as skin-care ingredient of clove oil ( Syzygium aromaticum (L
Publication
Journal of Essential Oil Research 25(4):315-323 August 2013
Author
Xiao-wei Huang; Yun-chao Feng; Yi Huang; Hai-ling Li
Publisher
 
Year
2013
ISBN
DOI10.1080/104129
Description
 
].

Propagation

Seed - surface sow or only just cover, sowing the seeds in trays in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots at the 3 - 4 leaf stage and grow on for at least their first winter under glass. Plant out when in active growth in early summer and consider giving some winter protection for the first year or two.
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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Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2020-10-01. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Cymbopogon+goeringii>

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