Brugmansia, angel trumpet, species, description and photos

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You are on the side of the angel trumpets

Angel's trumpets (Brugmansia) are a genus of plants in the nightshade family. They are originally native to South America, but are widely cultivated because of their striking flowers.

The high alkaloid content means that all parts of the plant are poisonous.

Sebald Justinus Brugmans (1763-1819) is honoured with the botanical name.

The 2 to 5 metre tall shrubs or trees have large leaves, which can be hairy or hairless. The shapes vary between ovate, elliptical, ovate-elliptical, narrowly elliptical and linearly elongated. The size of the leaves varies between 10 and 25 cm. The leaf stalks are 2.5 to 15 cm long. The flower is 15 to 30, rarely even up to 45 cm long.

The fruits of the angel's trumpet are berries that can be ovoid, elongated-ovoid or spindle-shaped and 5 to 35 cm long. They have no bursting mechanism. Depending on the species, they contain 100 to 300 seeds. At 8 to 12 mm long, they are relatively large, wedge-shaped, almost kidney-shaped or irregularly shaped. The surface of the seeds is fine black or smooth, usually thick, sometimes corky.


All species of angel's trumpet contain poisonous alkaloids of the tropane group.

For a long time, angel's trumpets were categorised in the genus Datura (datura). However, phylogenetic studies have proven the genetic distance to the genus.

The following species and hybrids are currently recognised:


  • Brugmansia arborea
    Brugmansia sanguinea
    Brugmansia vulcanicola


  • Brugmansia aurea
    Brugmansia suaveolens
    Brugmansia versicolor

Natural hybrids

  • Brugmansia × candida
    Brugmansia × insignis
  • Hybrids and multiple hybrids
  • Brugmansia × rubella (flava)
    B.x cubensis


The International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (ICNCP) designates the American Brugmansia & Datura Society Inc. as the registration authority for cultivars for the nomenclature of the numerous cultivated varieties.

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