Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash (Vetiver Grass): In Vitro Culture, Regeneration, and the Production of Essential Oils

  • H. L. Sreenath
  • K. S. Jagadishchandra
  • Y. P. S. Bajaj
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 26)


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 Africa (Bor 1960).


Somatic Embryo Somatic Embryogenesis Callus Induction Embryogenic Callus Immature Inflorescence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. L. Sreenath
    • 1
  • K. S. Jagadishchandra
    • 1
  • Y. P. S. Bajaj
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of MysoreManasagangothri, MysoreIndia
  2. 2.Tissue CulturePunjab Agricultural UniversityLudhianaIndia

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