Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Cestrum parqui (Lam.) L'Hér.

Family: Solanaceae Genus: Cestrum Species: Cestrum parqui (Lam.) L'Hér.
( रात की रानी )






Synonym Cestrum campestre Griseb., Cestrum foetidissimum Jacq.,  Cestrum glaucescens Sendtn.
Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Green Cestrum, Rat ki Rani Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Green Cestrum, Willow-leaves Jasmine Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Rat ki Rani Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1600 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit is egg-shaped, black berry when ripe. and highly poisonous.
Habitat Grows in riparian habitats and is also found in old gardens, waste areas, disturbed sites, open woodlands, forest margins and along roadsides. Bark Type Rugged
Distribution South America, Australia, Ornamental in gardens across the world Bark Details Older stems become woody and have a mottled grey appearance, and they sometimes also developed a striated bark at the base of mature plants.
Distribution in Haryana Morni-Pinjore Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Shrub up to 3 m. Bark smooth; Leaves narrowly elliptic to lanceolate. Flower in terminal (panicle) numerous, sessile, often subtended by short bract. Calyx lobes triangular; Corolla greenish-yellow, tube narrow; Stamens inserted near middle of corolla-tube; swollen and retrorsely pubescent in lower part; Fruit a berry oval-ovoid, black. Seeds dark brown. Leaf Details Leaves alternately arranged, narrow and lence shaped, long, dark green and slightly shiny above and paler below, with slightly wavy margins.

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