Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty

  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • funded by Rob Gordon: Andropogon zizanioides Urb., Vetiver Straw, PHILIPPINES, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: funded by Rob Gordon: Andropogon zizanioides Urb., Vetiver Straw, PHILIPPINES, F
Current Determination: Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty
Family: Poaceae
Coordinates: 13 122

Description: 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 Botany
EMu IRN: 52968
OccurenceID: 4ade6658-edfe-4b5c-b864-3da788249c07

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