Calflora
Taxon  Report   10527    
Cestrum elegans  (Brongn.) Schltdl.
Purple cestrum
Cestrum elegans
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cestrum elegans
© 2012 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Cestrum elegans, a dicot, is a tree that is not native to California.

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Cestrum elegans
© 2012 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Toxicity: MAJOR
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cestrum purpureum
ICPN: Cestrum fasciculatum
More information about  Cestrum elegans
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CEEL4)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2018).

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