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citronella,

common name for a grass, Cymbopogon nardus, the source of oil of citronella, used in perfumes and soaps and as an insect repellent. The plant, with bluish green, lemon-scented leaves, is cultivated in Java and Sri Lanka. Citronella is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Liliopsida, order Cyperales, family Poaceae.

citronella

[‚si·trə′nel·ə]
(botany)
Cymbopogon nardus. A tropical grass; the source of citronella oil.

citronella

1. a tropical Asian grass, Cymbopogon (or Andropogon) nardus, with bluish-green lemon-scented leaves
2. the yellow aromatic oil obtained from this grass, used in insect repellents, soaps, perfumes, etc.
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A paper cartridge was filled with citronella grass powder (5g) and then transferred to an oil and grease extractor (MA-491, Marconi, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil).
The ethanol extract of citronella grass and ICA were used for preparation of formulations at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5% (v/v).
The relationship between mortality, number of eggs and concentrations of the solutions obtained from the extract of citronella grass and ICA was evaluated by regression analysis using the software SIGMA PLOT[R] 11.
Fresh of neem seed, citronella grass and yam bean seed were collected, cleaned and air dried at 25 [degrees]C for 3-4 days and powdered for sample extraction.
100 g dried sample of citronella grass were placed in a distillation flask with approximately much water and was heated on heating mantle at about 100[degrees]C.
0% of wood vinegar was selected to mix up with each individual extracted substances of neem seed or yam bean seed or citronella grass at ratio of 1:50 ml and were tested on the 3rd instar mosquito larvae both topical application method and dropping method.
As for commercial use, various essential oil formulations were tested by using essential oils of citronella grass (Cymbopogon nardus (Linn.
Insung and Pumnuan (2008) stated that the essential oil of citronella grass (C.
cubeba essential oil was added to black pepper or citronella grass oils and greatly improved their effectiveness, even though these two oils had their own contact toxicity against L.