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1. Cestrum elegans (Brongniart) Schlechtendal, Linnaea. 19: 261. 1847.

毛茎夜香树 mao jing ye xiang shu

Habrothamnus elegans Brongniart in Neumann, Ann. Fl. Pomone 118. 1844.

Shrubs. Stem copiously pubescent. Petiole 6-12 mm; leaf blade ovate or elliptic, ca. 8 × 3 cm. Inflorescences erect, terminal or axillary, congested racemose panicles; bracts ovate, minutely tomentose, 4-5 mm. Flowers odorless. Pedicel ca. 1 mm. Calyx narrowly campanulate, 6-8 mm, glabrous, unribbed; teeth ca. 3 mm, ciliate. Corolla red, pink, or violet, ca. 2 cm, expanded upward, abruptly contracted at throat, glabrous; lobes deltoid, ca. 2 mm. Filaments glabrous, unappendaged, slightly bent at point of insertion. Fruiting calyx not splitting. Berry dark pink, globose, 0.8-1.3 cm. Seeds ca. 8.

Yunnan [native to Mexico]. Cultivated for ornament.

Cultivated for ornament


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