Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Cestrum laevigatum Schltdl.
inkberry, inkberry bush, poison berry
Invasive, Potential problem species
Origin: Central America
Growth Form: Shrub
Plant Description: Plant: Sparsely hairy, evergreen shrub 1–2 m high or tree up to 15 m on the coast; leaves and stems bruise easily, emitting an unpleasant smell. Leaves: Light or dark green, mainly along the distal ends of branches; elliptic-lanceolate, up to 150 mm long x 50 mm wide. Flowers: Greenish-yellow in axillary clusters; October–May. Fruit: Berries, 10 mm long, green turning purple-black.
Key Features:
Control: chemical, herbicides painted, physical method require the removal of entire plant
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