7420.000 Cestrum L.

Description of the genus

Unarmed shrubs. Leaves simple and entire, alternate. Flowers in axillary or terminal clusters. Calyx 5(-6)-toothed, not enlarging in fruit. Corolla narrowly funnel-shaped (in ours) with 5(-6) reflexed lobes, c.1/4 as along as tube. Stamens arising at base of corolla tube. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a berry.

Worldwide: 175 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 6 cultivated taxa.

Cestrum aurantiacum

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

aurantiacum Lindl.Description, Image
elegans (Brongn.) Schltdl.
laevigatum Schltdl.
nocturnum L.
parqui L'Hér.
× cultum Francey

Other sources of information about Cestrum:

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Cestrum
Flora of Mozambique: Cestrum
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Cestrum
Flora of Zambia: Cestrum
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Cestrum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cestrum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cestrum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cestrum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cestrum
Wikipedia: Cestrum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cestrum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cestrum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cestrum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1253, retrieved 5 October 2022

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