Cestrum nocturnum L.

 
  • Family : SOLANACEAE
    (Nightshade Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BAINGAN FAMILY (बैंगन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : SOLANACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cestrum nocturnum L.
  • Common name : Night Jessamine, Queen of the night, Lady of the night
  • Vernacular name : Rat-ki-rani (Hindi)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Planted in gardens. Flowers bloom at night and are strongly sweet-scented.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy & Noel Sebastian
  • Collection Date : 23-11-2018
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-1727
  • Collection Locality : Paudikkadu, Theni district, Tamil Nadu
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Cultivated
    • Karnataka : Cultivated
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Cultivated. Also escaped from cultivation
  • Native : West Indies
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in most parts of the world.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Herbarium specimen from Paudikkadu, Theni district, Tamil Nadu
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cestrum nocturnum. Downloaded on 20 April 2021.

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