Brunfelsia nitida Benth.
Lady of the night
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Solanales||Potatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, petunias, sweet potatoes, morning glories, many others|
|Family||Solanaceae||Nightshade or potato family|
|Genus||Brunfelsia||From Brunfels, after the German herbalist Otto Brunfels (1488–1534)|
|Species||nitida||Derived from the Latin meaning “shining, lustrous, whitish” referring to the pods|
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Brunfelsia nitida description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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4/10/2015 · Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, Florida
≈ 29 × 20" (74 × 50 cm)
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