Queen of the night
Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Shrub, generally 1.5-2.5 m high, almost glabrous. Petiole c. 1cm long. Lamina 5-15 X 1.5-6 cm, elliptic to elliptic-ovate, glabrous or with minute puberulence when young; base cuneate to rounded, sometimes asymetric; apex abruptly acuminate. Panicle open, large; fls usually shortly pedicellate, sometimes subsessile, fragrant nocturnally. Calyx 2-3 mm long; lobes >1 mm long, +/- triangular, densely ciliolate, acut. Carolla 1.5-2 cm long, pale green or greenish white; tube cylindric to narrow-funnelform, widening slightly above; lobes 3 mm long, eventually spreading, glabrous except for shortly villous margins. Fruit c. 0.5 - 1 cm diameter, globose to ellipsoid, white glossy. (Webb et al 1988).
Flowers in rather diffuse clusters; fruit white; fragrant nocturnally.
November, December, January, February, March
West Indies, Central America
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