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Brunfelsia nitida Benth.

Lady of the night

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderSolanalesPotatoes, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, petunias, sweet potatoes, morning glories, many others
FamilySolanaceaeNightshade or potato family
GenusBrunfelsiaFrom Brunfels, after the German herbalist Otto Brunfels (1488–1534)
SpeciesnitidaDerived 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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Brunfelsia nitida (lady of the night)

4/10/2015 · Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, Florida
≈ 29 × 20" (74 × 50 cm)


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