The British Cyclopaedia: Cestrum (Linnaeus).

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A handsome genus of mostly tropical shrubs, belonging to the fifth class of Linnaeus, and to the natural order Solaneae; generic character: calyx pitcher shaped, five toothed; corolla funnel formed, limb plaited and five cleft; stamens inserted in the tube, often toothed; capsule one celled, many-seeded. Some of the species of this genus are ornamental, most of them having fine foliage. Their qualities are said to be poisonous. The Cestrum tinctorum, a native of the Caraccas, is used by the dyer. The greenhouse kinds are increased by cuttings.

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