Lady of the night;
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Garden Flower for ID_02012011_DS_SN4: This one from a garden, small bush like plant.


– This is Brunfelsia americana….commonly known as Lady of the Night.


I was wondering why it is called Lady of the night and searching the internet, I got this interesting feature: 

The amazing feature, and the reason for its name, is that after sundown Lady of the Night flowers become wildly fragrant. Within seconds after sundown, the aroma bursts forth from zero to full power. There is absolutely no smell nor hint of aroma in daylight hours.  The intoxicating scent goes all night long then stops exactly at sunrise


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12 02 11-PR – For ID: Please help me id this shrub with flowers that start out white and then become a mustard yellow, (probably the next day.)  I have also clicked the buds. The plant was in a private garden in Chennai.


– Yes, there is another plant of this genus (Brunfelsia calycina) that is called Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow, but this one is B. americana. It can be called only Y&T because it changes colour only from white to yellow. This is from Solanaceae, you can see alternate leaves.


– I think it is a Brunsfelsia americana, though I saw it in the daytime and so did not notice any fragrance. Also there were no fruit to be seen.

I have seen the Brunsfelsia pauciflora on a clove plantation in Cumini, Kerala and on a coffee estate in Coorg. What a wonderful perfume the shrub/ small tree gave out!



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Plant for ID SMP1 19/2/2011: A shrub growing in the campus of Sarda Math on Sinhgad road. Pune Maharashtra.
Flower size 5cm. mildly fragrant. Leaves can’t be checked from the picture whether opposite or alternate.
I think this is the same which … had posted few days back. Brunfelsia americana from family Solanaceae.


–  Yes Brunfelsia americana
Kindly see the look for more infos
http://mgonline.com/articles/ladyofthenight.aspx


 


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Small shrub/Climber for ID: Request ID of this plant which I saw in western suburb of Mumbai……it was growing among many climbers and small shrubs so it was difficult to say whether it is a climber or a small shrub…..flowers are mildly fragrant.


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Solanaceae week : Brunfelsia americana: Brunfelsia americana from Sagar Upvan, Mumbai


– Also grown in Delhi


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Solanaceae Week: Brunfelsia americana from Delhi: Brunfelsia americana L., Sp. Pl. 191 1753.
Shrub or small tree with white to pale yellow flowers with long corolla tube. The flowers are fragrant at night hence the common name LADY-OF-THE-NIGHT.
Photographed from Herbal Garden in Delhi

Brunfelsia americana from Sagar Upvan, Mumbai



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Brunfelsia americana L., Sp. Pl. 191 1753.

Shrub or small tree with white to pale yellow flowers with long corolla tube. The flowers are fragrant at night hence the common name LADY-OF-THE-NIGHT.

Photographed from Herbal Garden in Delhi



 

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Attached are pictures of Brunfelsia americana captured at Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai in March 2013.
Requested to validate the ID.


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This one was photographed at “Sagar Upwan, Mumbai“.
Bot.Name: Brunfelsia undulata

Family: Solanaceae


As per FOI, it is shown as Brunfelsia americana (Syn: Brunfelsia undulata (misapplied))


Yes B. Americana



Brunfelsia americana. Pune.


to get the fragrance and the pure white petals .. wake up in the middle of the night… I do often

they are nite insect pollinated

I even had one plant set fruit
one of these days i’ll send the pictures of hte white flower and the small berry

dont know what they (pollinators) are though

cant be a bat.. neck too narrow


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Flower for Id -ID02042018SH3 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2) – 3 Mb each.

Flower for id pl.
Location – Dattaji Salvi Garden, Thane (Maharashtra)
Date – March. 2018

Brunfelsia americana, Solanaceae.


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Namdroling Monastery (Golden Temple) Bylakuppe, Coorg

Date: November 11, 2019 … Altitude: about 1,024 m (3,360 ft) asl
Brunfelsia pauciflora  (Cham. & Schltdl.) Benth.

I think Brunfelsia americana L. as per comparative images at Brunfelsia


Thank you very much … for the ID.

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