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

Malawi: 3 cultivated taxa.

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elegans (Brongn.) Schltdl.
nocturnum L.
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Other sources of information about Cestrum:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cestrum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cestrum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cestrum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cestrum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Cestrum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cestrum
JSTOR Plant Science: Cestrum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cestrum
Plants of the World Online: Cestrum
Tropicos: Cestrum
Wikipedia: Cestrum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cestrum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1253, retrieved 14 June 2024

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