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Cestrum diurnum

Solanaceae (solanum, nightshade, or potato family) » Cestrum diurnum

 

SES-trum -- meaning, point (possibly resembling the cestrum, a pointed tool used for art)

dy-YUR-num -- pertaining to a day, day-flowering

 

commonly known as: China Berry, day jasmine, inkberry, white chocolate jasmine • Hindi: दिन का राजा din ka raja

 

Origin: Tropical America

 

 

... cymes combined in racemes in axils and terminal ... flowers subsessile, about 1-1.5 cm long, calyx green, 5-toothed, corolla white, with 5 (rarely 6) short rounded reflexed lobes.

 

 

References: Flowers of IndiaTop TropicalsPIER species info

Blogged at: Slice of the Day by Vasant M. Salian

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Taken on December 1, 2007