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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Florida to Caribbean, Mexico.

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Solanaceae, Jennifer M Edmonds. Oliganthes, Melongena & Monodolichopus, Maria S. Vorontsova & Sandra Knapp. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2012

Type
Type: Cuba, “Chilli, Havana”, Herb. Linn. 258.4 (LINN!, lecto., designated by Howard in Fl. Less. Antill., 6: 274 (1989)) [See also Jarvis, Order out of Chaos: 406 (2007)]
Morphology General Habit
Evergreen shrubs or small trees 2–5 m high.
Morphology Stem
Stems with inconspicuous stalked glands throughout
Morphology Leaves
Leaves oblong-lanceolate, 7.2–9.2 × 2.3–3 cm, lower surfaces pilose with simple hairs interspersed with stalked glands; petioles 10–11 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal or lateral spicate racemes, cymes, umbels or panicles; pedicels absent or to 1 mm long. Calyx cupulate to campanulate, 2.5–3.5(–4.5) × 1.5–2.5 mm, lobes 0.2–0.8 × 0.5–1 mm, ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or creamy-white, diurnally fragrant, tubular to infundibuliform, 1.2–1.6 cm long and 4.5–7 mm diameter apically; tube 10–12 mm long; lobes 1.5–2.1 × 1.5–3 mm, usually spreading after anthesis
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry purple-black, often glossy, globose to ovoid, 6.5–7 × > 4.5 mm, base enclosed by enlarged cupulate calyces, pericarp splitting apically to expose seeds
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2 per berry plus several vestigial, light brown, elliptical, 3.1–3.5 × 2 mm.
Ecology
Cultivated; ± 1670 m
Conservation
Widespread; least concern (LC)
Note
This species is commonly known as the Day-Jessamine, reflecting the diurnal opening and potent fragrance of its flowers, though these remain open throughout the day and night.
Distribution
Range: Possibly native to South America, Florida, Greater Antilles, cultivated fairly widely Flora districts: K4

Native to:

Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, Haiti, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Trinidad-Tobago, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Assam, Bangladesh, Caroline Is., Cook Is., Fiji, Hawaii, India, Kenya, Marianas, Nepal, Samoa, Society Is., Tonga, Venezuela, Wallis-Futuna Is.

Cestrum diurnum L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1999 Gaumer, G.F., Mexico K000063420
Jan 1, 1999 Gaumer, G.F. [35], Mexico K000063419

First published in Sp. Pl.: 191 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Edmonds, J. (2012). Flora of Tropical East Africa Solanaceae: 1-239.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Khan, M.S. & Mia, C. (2002). Flora of Bangladesh 53: 1-48. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.
  • Maliya, S.D. & Datt, B. (2010). A contribution to the flora of Katarniyaghat wildlife sanctuary, Baharaich district, Uttar Pradesh Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 34: 42-68.
  • Morat, P. & Veillon, J.-M. (1985). Contributions à la conaissance de la végétation et de la flore de Wallis et Futuna Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Section B, Adansonia 7: 259-329.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Press, J.R. et al. (2000). Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal: i-x, 1-430. Natural History Museum, London.
  • Smith, A.C. (1991). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 5: 1-626. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.
  • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.
  • Wagner, W.L., Herbst, D.R. & Sohmer, S.H. (1999). Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai'i, rev. ed., 2: 989-1918. University of Hawai'i Press, Bishop Museum Press.
  • Welsh, S.L. (1998). Flora Societensis: 1-420. E.P.S. Inc. Utah.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Christophersen, E. (1938). Flowering plants of Samoa - II Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 154: 1-77.
  • Cirilo, N. & Proctor, G.R. (1994). Vascular plants of the Caribbean Swan islands of Honduras Brenesia 41-42: 73-80.
  • Edmonds, J. (2012). Flora of Tropical East Africa Solanaceae: 1-239.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • Khan, M.S. & Mia, C. (2002). Flora of Bangladesh 53: 1-48. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.
  • Maliya, S.D. & Datt, B. (2010). A contribution to the flora of Katarniyaghat wildlife sanctuary, Baharaich district, Uttar Pradesh Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 34: 42-68.
  • Morat, P. & Veillon, J.-M. (1985). Contributions à la conaissance de la végétation et de la flore de Wallis et Futuna Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Section B, Adansonia 7: 259-329.
  • Smith, A.C. (1991). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 5: 1-626. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.
  • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.
  • Wagner, W.L., Herbst, D.R. & Sohmer, S.H. (1999). Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai'i, rev. ed., 2: 989-1918. University of Hawai'i Press, Bishop Museum Press.
  • Yuncker, T.G. (1959). Plants of Tonga Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 220: 1-283.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Candollea 6: 234 (1935)
  • DC., Prodr. 13(1): 604 (1852)
  • Fl. Egypt 6: 138 (1998).
  • Sp. Pl.: 191 (1753)

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The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0