||Cestrum campestre Griseb., Cestrum foetidissimum Jacq., Cestrum glaucescens Sendtn.
||Yellow - Orange
||Green Cestrum, Rat ki Rani
|English / Trade Name
||Green Cestrum, Willow-leaves Jasmine
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Rat ki Rani
||Up to 1600 m
||Fruit is egg-shaped, black berry when ripe. and highly poisonous.
||Grows in riparian habitats and is also found in old gardens, waste areas, disturbed sites, open woodlands, forest margins and along roadsides.
||South America, Australia, Ornamental in gardens across the world
||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
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|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.
||Leaves alternately arranged, narrow and lence shaped, long, dark green and slightly shiny above and paler below, with slightly wavy margins.