Cestrum

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Cestrum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cestrum/). Accessed 2021-09-18.

Family

  • Solanaceae

Glossary

alternate
Attached singly along the axis not in pairs or whorls.
berry
Fleshy indehiscent fruit with seed(s) immersed in pulp.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
monograph
Taxonomic account of a single genus or family.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Cestrum' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cestrum/). Accessed 2021-09-18.

A genus of some 200 species of shrubs and small trees, natives of Central and S. America. Leaves alternate, entire. Flowers in cymes; corolla funnelor pitcher-shaped, five-lobed at the mouth; fruit a berry. The species here described flower and winter well on walls in the milder parts; the hardiest, but least attractive, is C. parqui. All are easily increased by cuttings of half-ripened wood. A monograph of the genus by Pièrre Francey appeared in Candollea, Vol. 6, pp. 46-398 (1935) and Vol. 7, pp. 1-132 (1936).