Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides) is a bunchgrass native to India that shares characteristics with other fragrant grasses such as lemongrass, citronella, and palmarosa. Vetiver is used in cooking, and the roots can be distilled to produce vetiver oil.
Vetiveria Lem. Lisank is an important aromatic plant, belonging to the family Poaceae. Bor (1960) recognized two species in the genus Vetiveria, i.e., V. zizanioides and V. lawsonii from the Indian subcontinent. Another species, V. nitritana, is reported from Africa. V. zizanioides, commonly known as vetiver grass or Khus grass, is distributed in India, Burma, Ceylon, and from Southeast Asia to tropical Afric