Night Jasmine

Night Jasmine

Scientific name: Cestrum nocturnum L.

Local/Bangla name: ‘Hasna -hena’




Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

Kingdom :Plantae
Division :Magnoliophyta
Class :Magnoliopsida
Subclass :Asterdae
Order :Solanales
Family :Solanaceae
Genus : Cestrum
Species :C. nocturnum

Botanical Description


Habit: Profusely branched shrub

Root: Tap root system

Stem: Medium size, up to 2.7 m tall, branched glabrous.

Leaf: Elliptic, entire

Flower: tubular, greenish-white, night blooming


Calyx: cepal 5,

Corolla: petal 5

Androecium: stamen 5

Gynoecium: Ovary superior, two locular, stigma capitate.

Fruit: berry

Chromosome number: 2n=16

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