Cestrum elegans (Introduced)

Cestrum elegans (Brongn. ex Neumann) Schltdl.,  Linnaea 19: 261 1847. (syn: Cestrum elegans var. totutla Dunal; Cestrum elegans var. truncata Fern.; Cestrum nutans Hort. ex Francey; Cestrum purpureum (Lindl.) Standl.; Cestrum rubrum Hort. ex Francey; Cestrum smithii (Hort.) Biswas; Habrothamnus elegans Brongniart (ambiguous synonym); Habrothamnus helleri Hort. ex Francey; Habrothamnus huegelii Regel; Habrothamnus purpureus Lindl.);     

Mexico (Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Tamaulipas, Veracruz), Colombia (I), China (I) (Yunnan (I)), Vietnam (I), Java (I), Nepal (I), Darjeeling (I), Sri Lanka (I), South Africa (I), tropical Africa (I), Zambia (I), Zimbabwe (I), Malawi (I), Eritrea (I), La Runion (I), Kenya (I), Tanzania (I), D.R. Congo (I), Rwanda (I), Azores (I) (Sao Miguel Isl. (I), Terceira (I), Graciosa (I)), New Caledonia (I), Australia (I) (SE-Queensland (I), S-Victoria (I)) as per Catalogue of Life;

Common name: Elegant Cestrum, Purple cestrum, Red Cestrum 

As per Factsheet:
C. fasciculatum and C. elegans are similar in appearance, the usual difference being cited as C. fasciculatum having larger flowers. C. elegans also tends to have flowers which are in the "pink" range while C. fasciculatum flowers are usually described as being scarlet.
The outer surface of  the calyx and corolla is also cited as being pubescent in C. fasciculatum but glabrous in C. elegans.
However C. fasciculatum cultivar "Newellii" (also as C. Newellii) is considered to be a hybrid between C. fasciculatum and C. elegans, most horticultural sources citing it as having glabrous corollas; true distinctions are unclear.


 
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Cestrum fasciculatum from Pelling, Sikkim (Apr-09)
Cestrum elegans as per difference in Factsheet1 and Factsheet2

This shrub with attractive flowers and fruits was recorded from Pelling in Sikkim,
hopefully this is rightly identified as Cestrum fasciculatum ..
Cestrum elegans as per difference in Factsheet1 and Factsheet2
Our efloras only mention Cestrum elegans 

Bot. name: Cestrum fasciculatum
Common name:
Red Cestrum

Family: Solanaceae. Location:   "Ward lake, Shillong". Plant Habit: climbing shrub. 


Cestrum elegans as per difference in Factsheet1 and Factsheet2
Our efloras only mention Cestrum elegans 

 
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Solanaceae Fortnight: Cestrum fasciculatum at Shillong: : PKA-FEB29/29: 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2). This was photographed at "Ward lake, Shillong".  Bot. name: Cestrum fasciculatum


not seen in the plains??? I've never seen it in the ganges delta
may be serious botanists may have, may be they'll share their knowledge? or papers?
Cestrum elegans as per difference in Factsheet1 and Factsheet2
Our efloras only mention Cestrum elegans 

Bot. name: Cestrum fasciculatum 
Common name: Red Cestrum
Family: Solanaceae
Location:   "Ward lake, Shillong".
Plant Habit: climbing shrub.

Cestrum elegans as per difference in Factsheet1 and Factsheet2
Our efloras only mention Cestrum elegans 

 
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Solanaceae Fortnight : Cestrum fasciculatum : Munnar : 25FEB15 : AK-25: 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Commonly known as Red Cestrum from Munnar.
Yes, nice picture
Cestrum elegans as per difference in Factsheet1 and Factsheet2
Our efloras only mention Cestrum elegans 


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SK514 11 MAY-2017:ID : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Soureni, Mirik, India
Date: 21 April 2017
Altitude: 4200 ft.

Cestrum fasciculatum I think..
Thank you ... Cestrum fasciculatum (Schltdl.) Miers (accepted name)
Cestrum elegans as per difference in Factsheet1 and Factsheet2
Our efloras only mention Cestrum elegans 
 
 
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Sikkim Flower 5 For ID: This flower pix was shot on way to Khechipedi Lake in South Sikkim in October,'01. Sending this image for ID. 
I also thought Cestrum, but C. elegans because corolla and calyx are distinctly pubescent in C. fasciculatum.
The flowers are of Cestrum fasciculatum (Red Cestrum) I have also observed these flowers near wish lake-Peling (Sikkim)
Cestrum elegans as per difference in Factsheet1 and Factsheet2
Our efloras only mention Cestrum elegans 


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I think more closer to images at Cestrum fasciculatum rather than those at Cestrum elegans
Cestrum elegans as per difference in Factsheet1 and Factsheet2
Our efloras only mention Cestrum elegans 
 
https://groups.google.com/group/indiantreepix/attach/ad4a0b62bdf76298/id%20flower%20from%20rishyap%202.jpg?part=0.1&authuser=0&view=1
Id request - Flower from wild - area Rishyap, Div Kalimpong, dist Darjeeling, west bengal
I identified it earlier! Once again!! It is Cestrum elegans of Solanaceae. One naturalized exotic shrub
I think more closer to images at Cestrum fasciculatum rather than those at Cestrum elegans

Cestrum fasciculatus & C. elegans are same. This is C. elegans'
Thanks, ... But images are quite different on the links I have given you:
If you observe the plant in nature then you will realise that all are same!! For this exotic shrub morphology varies with the totality of the habitat conditions.
Thanks, ..., for your views.
Cestrum elegans as per difference in Factsheet1 and Factsheet2
Our efloras only mention Cestrum elegans 
 
 
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This is a shrub with beautiful flowers, recorded from a garden of HPU, Shimla..
Cestrum elegans..
I think this id needs correction, isn't it closer to Cestrum fasciculatum ..?
efi page on Cestrum fasciculatum  
Cestrum elegans to me.
I think more closer to images at Cestrum fasciculatum rather than those at Cestrum elegans
Yes ... rightly pointed out, thanks...!!
Cestrum elegans as per difference in Factsheet1 and Factsheet2
Our efloras only mention Cestrum elegans 


Image by Dr. Tapas Chakraborty 

Cestrum elegans (Solanaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
From Sikkim.

Shrubs, 1 – 3 m high; Common on hill slopes and subtropical forest edges between 1500 – 1800 m altitudes


very nice bright flowers
I think more closer to images at Cestrum fasciculatum rather than those at Cestrum elegans

Cestrum elegans as per difference in Factsheet1 and Factsheet2
Our efloras only mention Cestrum elegans 


 
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Id request - Flower from wild - area Rishyap, Div Kalimpong, dist  Darjeeling, west bengal
want to know it's character .. plantation guide ...will it survive at kolkata area?

I think more closer to images at Cestrum fasciculatum rather than those at Cestrum elegans
Cestrum elegans as per difference in Factsheet1 and Factsheet2
Our efloras only mention Cestrum elegans 


 
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Request for ID of this angiosperm in Shola forest : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) - 4 MB.
Place: Bombay Shola, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Date: 20/01/18

Cestrum elegans... 

Thanks ... The origin seems to Mexico. So, is this an exotic and/or invasive species?

I think exotic.   

Thanks, ..., for the initial id.
I think more closer to Cestrum fasciculatum rather than Cestrum elegans

Cestrum elegans as per difference in Factsheet1 and Factsheet2
Our efloras only mention Cestrum elegans 

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in Avalanche- Kunda Forest Reserve- Mukurthi- 13.5.10;

 
 
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Cestrum elegans from San Francisco Botanical Garden, California : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Today I realised that almost all images of C. elegans on our website actually belong to Cestrum x cultum 'Cretan Purple'
Here is C. elegans from San Francisco Botanical Garden, California, clicked June 2, 2019

wonderful. ... do you have the whole plant picture?
 
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Cestrum Species for ID : Kodaikanal : 08DEC19 : AK-1 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
You have revised Cestrum Species recently. This is an old picture taken in Kodaikanal.
Could you kindly validate the Species for me?
Would this be Cestrum elegans as well?

For me yes. C.elegans.
 
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Cestrum Species for ID : Kandy, Sri Lanka : 08DEC19 : AK-3 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
This was seen in Kandy, Sri Lanka during a visit in 2010.
Could you kindly validate this as well?

Most probably it is C.elegans. Suggested ID, not a confirmed one.
Unable to send any message in reply to your posting at :  Cestrum Species for ID : Kodaikanal : 08DEC19 : AK-2.  Hence I am posting here. The pink coloured one from Kodai is C.elegans var. smithii. There are many varieties of Cestrum of different hues. 

Thanks, ..., for validation. To me also appears to be Cestrum elegans as per difference in Factsheet1 and Factsheet2
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Cestrum Species for ID : Kodaikanal : 08DEC19 : AK-2 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Another old picture taken in Kodaikanal.
The flowers here were lighter in color.


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