Cestrum nuboso
SolanaceaePotato Family

Flowering habit
Flowering habit



Identification
  - bulb-like swellings next to petioles
  - leaf lanceolate with narrowed base and lateral veins flat above
  - flowers cream flushed with pink
  - fruit white

Description: Treelet, to 4 m; twig with a pair of bulb-like expansions next to petiole; leaves alternate, solitary, glabrous, narrowly lanceolate, apex acuminate, base acute to obtuse, lateral veins 8-12, flat above; flower white with pink flush, 2 cm; fruit white.

Similar species
Cestrum irazuense
Cestrum lanceleaf

Local distribution: Pacific slope at 1550-1700 m.

Species range: Costa Rica

Habitat: Open understory and light gaps in cloud forest.

Herbivores
Greta anette
Greta polissena

Phenology: Flower: jan, jul. Fruit: may-jun.

Pollinators: Moths

Seed dispersers: Birds

Comments: This species is vegetatively quite similar to Cestrum irazuense and C. lance leaf.



Credits: Images and text copyright 2002-2006 by William A. Haber, http://efg.cs.umb.edu/