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Queen of the Night

Cestrum nocturnum


It is an evergreen woody shrub growing to 4 metres (13 ft) tall. The leaves are simple, narrow lanceolate. The flowers are greenish-white, with a slender tubular corolla 2-2.5 cm (1 in) long with five acute lobes, 10–13 mm diameter when open at night, and are produced in cymose inflorescences. A powerful, sweet perfume is released at night.


Cestrum nocturnum also known as Night Blooming Jasmine, is grown in subtropical regions as an ornamental plant for its flowers that are heavily perfumed at night. It grows best in average to moist soil that is light and sandy.


Flowers bloom in winters. As you can see i have taken these images in winter, and there are tiny buds ready to bloom.

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کراچي, Sind, Pakistan

Lat: 24.89, Long: 67.03

Spotted on Dec 27, 2011
Submitted on Dec 27, 2011

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