Directory       News       Site Map       Home
    Jepson eFlora
Key to families | Table of families and genera

Specimen numbers are hyperlinked to records in the Consortium of California Herbaria data view where possible. Taxa are hyperlinked to entries in the Jepson Interchange via the "[Online Interchange]" link.


Shrub; hairs branched or not. Leaf: entire, glabrous to hairy. Inflorescence: panicle. Flower: corolla narrowly funnel-shaped; stamens included, filaments equal or not. Fruit: berry, ± dry or not.
250 species: tropical America. (Greek: derivation unknown)

Key to Cestrum

1. Corolla bright red; hairs not minute, ± dense, especially on axes ..... [C. elegans]

1' Corolla yellow- or green-white; hairs minute, sparse

2. Calyx 2–3 mm; fruit white ..... C. nocturnum

2' Calyx 5–7 mm; fruit dark purple-black ..... [C. parqui]


Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
We encourage links to these pages, but the content may not be downloaded for reposting, repackaging, redistributing, or sale in any form, without written permission from The Jepson Herbarium.