Cestrum elegans

Family Solanaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Naturalised
Common namesElegant Poison-berry
SynonymsCestrum elegans (several var.); Cestrum nutans Hort. ex Francey; Cestrum paniculatum Schltdl.; Cestrum purpureum (Lindl.) Standl.; Cestrum rubrum Hort. ex Francey; Cestrum smithii (auct.) Biswas; Cestrum smithii (Bailey) Fraser & Hemsley; Cestrum smithii Coutts; Cestrum sylvaticum Dunal; Habrothamnus elegans Brongn.; Habrothamnus elegans M. Martens & Galeotti; Habrothamnus elegans Walp.; Habrothamnus helleri Hort. ex Francey; Habrothamnus huegelii Regel; Habrothamnus paniculatus M. Martens & Galeotti; Habrothamnus purpureus Lindl.; Meyenia purpurea (Lindl.) Heynh.
Growth formShrub
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)5
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeCentral America, Mexico
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, VIC
Exotic range (other)Asia, Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Disturbed areas (including trails), Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Most soil types
Decade of introduction1940

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Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 321432143222223018
RCP 8.5 2035 321432143222223018
RCP 8.5 2065 301432143222223014

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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