Cestrum nocturnum L.

 
  • Family : SOLANACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Solanaceae
  • Species : Cestrum nocturnum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cestrum nocturnum L.
  • Common name : Night Jasmine
  • Vernacular name : Raat-kee-raani (Hin.); Ratri raani (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 12890, CJS 13378
  • Key identification features : A shrub up to 12 ft high with smooth, angled branchlets. Leaves are thin, ovate, short-pointed, more or less shiny on both sides. Flowers are in clusters, tubular, 3-3.5 cm long, greenish-white to cream coloured, and intensely fragrant at night.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : Mexico, West Indies
  • Comments : Cultivated in gardens
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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