genus Cestrum


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Noun1.genus Cestrum - genus of fragrant tropical American shrubs
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
Cestrum diurnum, day jessamine - West Indian evergreen shrub having clusters of funnel-shaped white flowers that are fragrant by day
Cestrum nocturnum, night jasmine, night jessamine - West Indian evergreen shrub having clusters of funnel-shaped yellow-white flowers that are fragrant by night
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Cestrum nocturnum (CN), a plant that belongs to the genus Cestrum nocturnum Linn., family Solanaceae, is widely distributed in Fujian, Guangdong, and Yunnan provinces as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.