Cestrum aurantiacum Lindl.

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Cestrum aurantiacum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR, Harare

Cestrum aurantiacum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR, Harare

Cestrum aurantiacum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

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Description: Evergreen, somewhat scrambling shrub or small tree. The flowers have an overpowering citrus-like smell, particularly at night. Fruits white.
Derivation of specific name: aurantiacum: orange-flowered
Flowering time:All year
Worldwide distribution: Native to Tropical America from Guatemala to Venezuela.
Growth form(s): Tree.
Insects associated with this species: Rhodogastria amasis (Food plant)
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Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 273.

Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Page 11.

Shone, D.K. & Drummond, R.B. (1965). Poisonous Plants of Rhodesia Ministry of Agriculture, Rhodesia Pages 44 - 45. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cestrum aurantiacum
African Plant Database: Cestrum aurantiacum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cestrum aurantiacum
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Wikipedia: Cestrum aurantiacum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Cestrum aurantiacum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=150840, retrieved 19 July 2024

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