Cymbopogon Spreng. >

Lower glume of sessile floret with 2 distinct keels. Awn inconspicuous or absent Cymbopogon
Racemes ± densely villous hairy, 15–25 mm long, reflexed at maturity. Lemma of the sessile spikelet with an awn from between the lobes up to 6 mm long or sometimes absent. Aromatic, tufted perennial up to 1 m high. Leaf blades up to 35 cm long and 2.5 mm long, folded or with revolute margins. Drier western parts of the region in woodlands Cymbopogon obtectus