Cestrum nocturnum

Cestrum nocturnum

  • Cestrum nocturnum
  • Cestrum nocturnum
  • Flower name
    Cestrum nocturnum
  • Scientific name
    Cestrum nocturnum
  • Alias
  • Place of originWest Indies
  • Place of floweringGreenhouse, Botanical Gardens, Subtropical region
  • Flowering seasonJuly

What is Cestrum nocturnum

Cestrum nocturnum (Cestrum nocturnum) is a semi-vine evergreen shrub native to the West Indies and belongs to the genus Cestrum in the family Solanaceae.
The tree is 2 to 3 meters tall with well branched branches. The leaves are oblong-ovate and alternate. The inflorescence grows from the leaf axils and stem tips and produces flowers.
The flowers have five shallow lobes and are not fragrant during the day, but become fragrant at night.

Common name: Cestrum nocturnum or Night jasmine, scientific name: Cestrum nocturnum, Other names: Night jasmine, Night blooming jasmine, Lady of the night, Night jasmine.
Height: 2-3 m, Leaf blade: alternate, leaf texture: glossy, leaf shape: oblong-ovate, leaf blade length: 6-20 cm, leaf width: 2-4.5 cm, leaf margin: margined
Inflorescence: corymb, corolla: tubular with 5 lobes at the apex; flower diameter: 1-1.3 cm; flower color: yellow-green, greenish-white, light yellow, fragrant at night.
Flowering season: summer to autumn; Taxonomy: Magnoliophyta, Ranunculaceae; Inflorescence form: sporadic inflorescence; Fruit form: spherical; Fruit color: white.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    C. nocturnum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typesemi-vine evergreen shrub
  • Flower colorsGreen Cream White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorWhite
  • Height200.0 ~ 300.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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