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3. Cestrum nocturnum L., Sp. Pl. 191. 1753. Bailey, l.c.; Parker, l.c. 372; Bor & Raizada, 1. c. 119.


A scandent shrub up to 4.0 m tall, sometimes assuming a tree-like proportion. glabrous. Leaves 5-10 x 3-5 cm, elliptic-ovate, cuneiform, acute. Petiole 8-12 mm long. Flowers in axillary or terminal panicles, greenish-yellow. Corolla tube narrow tubular, lobes ovate-acute. Berry ± ovoid, white.

Lectotype:? Jamaica or Chile. Hb. Linn. 258/1 (LINN).

D’ Arcy (in Ann. Miss. Bot. Gard. 60: 607. 1974) states the type as: Hort. Cliff. (BM, not seen) and has been followed by Symon (in J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 3:140. 1981). According to Jarvis (BM), there is no specimen in the Clifford Herbarium, and the only extant syntype appears to be 258/1 at LINN.


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