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  Cestrum nocturnum
 
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  Family: SOLANACEAE
  Citation:  Cestrum nocturnum L., Sp. Pl. 191. 1753; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 189. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 279. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 271. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 496. 1990; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 481. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 575. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Lady of the Night, Night Jessamine, Night Blooming Jasmine, Night Jessamine, Queen of the Night
  Description: Glabrous shrubs up to 4.0 m tall, sometimes assuming a tree-like proportion, glabrous. Leaves 5-10 x 3-5 cm, alternate, elliptic-ovate, cuneiform, and acute. Petiole 8-12 mm long. Flowers cymose racemes, greenish-yellow. Cayx green, 5-toothed. Corolla tube narrow tubular, lobes 5-6 mm long, ovate-acute. Stamens 5, included, puberulent at base. Berry 8-10 mm long, oblong, white; seeds 1-3.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-June
  District(s): Kottayam, Alappuzha, Idukki, Kollam, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Introduced as garden plant, now running wild along the roadsides and scrub jungles
  Distribution: Native of West Indies; commonly cultivated in Tropical regions
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Devicolam, Karthikapally
   
 
   
 
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