Cestrum aurantiacum

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Cestrum aurantiacum
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Cestrum
C. aurantiacum
Binomial name
Cestrum aurantiacum
  • Cestrum auriculatum Ruiz & Pav.
  • Cestrum chaculanum Loes.
  • Cestrum paucinervium Francey
  • Cestrum pedunculare Pav. ex Dunal
  • Cestrum regelii Planch.
  • Cestrum warszewiczii Klotzsch
  • Habrothamnus aurantiacus Regel

Cestrum aurantiacum [2] (orange cestrum, "orange jessamine", orange-flowering jessamine, and yellow cestrum;[3] syn. Capraria lanceolata L.f.) is native to North and South America. This plant is used as an ornamental plant, and it is a poisonous plant if eaten by animals.[4] It is regarded as medicinal in Peru.[5]


  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  2. ^ Cestrum aurantiacum at USDA PLANTS Database
  3. ^ Cestrum aurantiacum Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine at Swaziland's Flora Database Archived July 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Cestrum aurantiacum". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  5. ^ Cestrum aurantiacum at Universal Postal Union - stamps of Peru]