7415.010 Brugmansia Pers. - Angel's trumpets

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees; pubescence of simple hairs. Leaves petiolate, lamina mostly ovate, margins sub-entire. Inflorescence solitary at leaf nodes near branch ends. Flowers very large, usually fragrant, perfect, actinomorphic, 5-merous, calyx tubular, 5-lobed or spathaceous; corolla white, pink, red, greenish, yellow or orange, trumpet-shaped, mostly with 5 pointed teeth. Fruit capsules, unarmed, elongate or rotund, woody, indehiscent.

Derivation of name: for Sebald Justinus Brugmans (1763-1819) Dutch physician and botanist.

Worldwide: Species 6-10 in South America.

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

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SpeciesContent
aurea Lagerh.
sanguinea (Ruiz & Pav.) D. Don
× candida Pers.

Other sources of information about Brugmansia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Brugmansia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Brugmansia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Brugmansia
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Brugmansia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brugmansia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Brugmansia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brugmansia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Brugmansia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Brugmansia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brugmansia
JSTOR Plant Science: Brugmansia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brugmansia
Plants of the World Online: Brugmansia
Tropicos: Brugmansia
Wikipedia: Brugmansia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Brugmansia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2107, retrieved 26 February 2024

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