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Taxon: Cymbopogon jwarancusa (Jones) Schult.

 
Genus: Cymbopogon
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Panicoideae
Tribe: Andropogoneae
Subtribe: Anthristiriinae
Nomen number: 12808
Place of publication: Mant. 2:458. 1824
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/800084
Name Verified on: 09-Feb-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • iwarancusa grass  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • Karnkusa grass  (Source: Mansf Ency) - English
  • khavi grass  (Source: Mansf Ency) - English
  • jwarancusa  (Source: Mansf Ency) - India
  • capim-cheiroso-da-India  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2; F Iraq)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Yemen [Socotra]

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman (n.), Yemen
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq (n.e.)
    • CHINA: China [Sichuan Sheng (s.w.), Xizang Zizhiqu]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, [Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh] Nepal, Pakistan [Baluchistan, Punjab, Sind, North-West Frontier]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Bor, N. L. 1960. The grasses of Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan.
  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  3. Chowdhery, H. J. & B. M. Wadhwa. 1984. Flora of Himachal Pradesh.
  4. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  5. Ghazanfar, S. A. 1992. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2
  6. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  7. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6 Note: lists as "iwarancusa"
  8. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  9. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  10. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  11. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  12. Pullaiah, T. et al. 1997-1998. Flora of Andhra Pradesh (India).
  13. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  14. Shukla, U. 1996. Grasses of north-eastern India
  15. Sreekumar, P. V. & V. J. Nair. 1991. Flora of Kerala - grasses.
  16. Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest. 1966-. Flora of Iraq. Note: mentions
  17. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa. Note: mentions
  18. Verma, D. M. et al. (vol. 1); V. Mudgal et al. (vol. 2). 1993-. Flora Madhya Pradesh.
  19. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora.

Check other web resources for Cymbopogon jwarancusa (Jones) Schult. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • World Grass Species-Descriptions: Morphological species description from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=12808. Accessed 19 July 2019.