Sp. Pl. 191 1753. (Syn:
day cestrum, day jasmine, inkberry, China Berry, white chocolate jasmine, tentanchinu, thauthau, tintan china, Din Ka Raja दिन का राजा (Hindi);
Shrub or small tree, flowers greenish-white yellowish with recurved corolla lobes, blooming during the day;
Unlike Night Blooming jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum), this one is most fragrant during the day: flowers have very strong chocolate scent, as good as fragrance of famous Portlandia;
just as allergenic pollen as the raat ki rani pollen…;
– Cestrum diurnum :White Chocolate Jasmine, Inkberry, Day Blooming Jasmine. Unlike Night Blooming jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum), this one is most fragrant during the day: flowers have very strong chocolate scent, as good as fragrance of famous Portlandia.
– it is Din ka Raja
– Yes Cestrum diurnum. I had also uploaded it during the week.
– I am adding my pictures in the same thread hopefully of the same species(?)
I suspect Cestrum sp., close up of flower focussing on calyx should help
I shall attach the closeup of calyx. But it is not fragrant.
… unless there is any other close species, this could be native of tropical Americas, Cestrum diurnum, commonly known as: China Berry, day jasmine, inkberry, white chocolate jasmine.
efloraofindia:”For Id 25082011MR1’’ white flowers Pune: Date/Time- August 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Pune Maharashtra
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Shrub
Height/Length- about 3-4 feet
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- green
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- small white flowers
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen
Cestrum diurnum It is called as Din ka Raja. It blooms by day as against Cestrum nocturnum which blooms by night (From the same family)
Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. request.
Location: Thudiyalur, Coimbatore
… this must be the white chocolate jasmine, Cestrum diurnum (family: Solanaceae), native of tropical America.
Yes 100% Cestrum diurnum
din ka raja…
 AP1-Plant for id from Ambala Cantt Haryana: (9 correct images as above)
please help me to identify this plant and family…
photographs taken on 1 march 2013
One of my classmates gave me this plant to identify it… actually he pressed it in a notebook to bring it to the college..that is why the leaves are curled..
Should be Cestrum diurnum… Solanaceae, an ornamental plant also called “Din Ka Raja” as we have “Raat Ki Rani”- Cestrum nocturnum from the same family..
Hooghly : Cestrum diurnum L. : 6 images. 1 post by 1 author.
I found this one yesterday (20.3.13), on the bank of the Hooghly river, 100 meters away from the Carey’s College!
07072013 ASP 86 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Please ID this plant with white flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in March 2013. Could this be Cestrum ?
Yes, Cestrum diurnum…
Yes Cestrum diurnum. Din ka Raja.
Solanaceae Fortnight :: Cestrum diurnum :: Thane :: DVFEB08/16 : 1 post by 1 author. 4 images.
Cestrum diurnum L.
Solanaceae Fortnight: Cestrum diurnum L. Feb2015sk04/21 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Since fruits are black this should be Cestrum diurnum L., as per description of FoP.
My earlier upload of this particular individual.
Very good photographs …
Solanaceae Fortnight: Cestrum diurnum from Gurgaon NCR-GSFEB30/32 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Cestrum diurnum L., Sp. pl. 1:191. 1753
Shrub or small tree, flowers greenish-white yellowish with recurved corolla lobes, blooming during the day.
Photographed from Gurgaon.
Common name: day-jessamine; day blooming cestrum
Solanaceae Fortnight::Nicotiana Sp for ID Feb-15 NSJ-16 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Solanaceae Fortnight :: Cestrum diurnum :: Sagar Upvan :: ARKFEB-09/15 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (7)
Attached are pictures of Cestrum diurnum captured at Sagar Upvan in February 2013.
Requested to validate the ID.
Solanaceae Fortnight:: Cestrum diurnum from Panipat-NS Feb 05/05 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
This is a commonly planted shrub, flowers slightly scented, petals juicy…
Cestrum diurnum “Din ka Raja“
Solanaceae Fortnight:Cestrum diurnum? at Mumbai : PKA-FEB28/28 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
This is a small shrub, 1m high.
Bot. name: Cestrum diurnum
Solanaceae Fortnight:: Cestrum diurnum :: SMPFEB15/15 : 1 post by 1 author. 1 image.
Solanaceae Fortnight : Cestrum diurnum : Muscat : 22FEB15 : AK-12 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Solanaceae Fortnight: Cestrum diurnum at Navi Mumbai : PKA-FEB38/38: : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Cestrum diurnum at CBD Belapur Navi Mumbai.
Very good photographs …
ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Please identify this small shrub. Garden plant from Hyderabad
The plant is: Cestrum diurnum of Solanaceae. Popularly known as “day king [din ka raja].
looking for seeds and plant of cestrum diurnum : 2 posts by 2 authors.
Sir, great to see thi group. I’m looking for seeds and plant of cestrum diurnum (din ka raja) but did not got it in nurseries nearby. Can you help me procuring seeds of this plant and couple of plants. I’ll be greatly obliged. Please also let me know if any other member of the group can help me regarding this. I’m putting up in Rohini area of Delhi.
During March-April I saw some plants wildly growing on the bank of the Hooghly river in front of the main gate of Serampore College (Hooghly District). The plants also had seeds on them. But I didn’t collect any. Sorry for unable to help on this.
Plant for id (from West Bengal) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Please identify following plant which has white flowers and it is 5-7 ft tall.
It is photographed in Hooghly, West Bengal on Sep 20, 2015.
This is Cestrum diurnum L.
Similar looking is C. nocturnum L.
bush for id – Tamil Nadu – NAW-OCT15-02 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Kindly identify this bush photographed in the nursery of the Forest Way at Tiruvannamalai, today. (23.10.15)
The height of the plant is about 1.5 metres.
Minute white flowers with a fragrant scent, about 3-4 mm diameter, tube about 10-12 mm long.
Dark purple fruits with purple flesh and 2-3 seeds.
To me this is Cestrum diurnum …
Thank you Sir. Is this considered a native species? The Wikipedia page on the species as well as the list of alien species in India according to A. Khuroo et al (Alien flora of India: taxonomic composition, invasion status and biogeographic affiliations) says that it is a native of the Caribbean while the flowersofindia.net page labels it a native of India.
locations of cestrum diurnum plants : 2 posts by 1 author.
sir this is … we are research on cestrum diurnum plants for human psoriasis treatment so kindly help to us for finding the locations of cestrum diurnum plants
Thanks and Welcome, …,
Details with location at efloraofindia page are available at Cestrum diurnum
SK1726 15 Jan 2019 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 3 mb.
Location : Sentosa, Singapore
Date : 18 October 2012
Altitude 131 m.
Habit : Cultivated
Cestrum diurnum L. ??
Yes…should be Cestrum diurnum..!!!
Cestrum diurnum :: Virajpet, Coorg :: 10 NOV 19 : 5 posts by 3 authors. 2 images.
… at a resort in Virajpet, Coorg
Date: November 10, 2019 … Altitude: about 910 m (3000 ft) asl
Cestrum diurnum L.
din ka raja
Yes …, that is an apt name.