Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty
- Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
- Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
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Description: funded by Rob Gordon: Andropogon zizanioides Urb., Vetiver Straw, PHILIPPINES, FCurrent Determination: Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) RobertyFamily: PoaceaeCoordinates: 13 122Description: Vetiver is mainly cultivated for the fragrant essential oil distilled from its roots. The aromatic essential oil content, which can be extracted from the vetiver s roots, has been used as a fragrance, medicine or insect-repellent. Due to its excellent fixative properties, vetiver is used widely in perfumes. It is contained in 90% of all western perfumes. Vetiver is a more common ingredient in fragrances for men; some notable examples include Dior Eau Sauvage, Guerlain Vetiver, Zizan by Ormonde Jayne and Vetiver by L'Occitane.Catalog Subset: Economic BotanyEMu IRN: 52968OccurenceID: 4ade6658-edfe-4b5c-b864-3da788249c07
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