Brugmansia sanguinea

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Brugmansia sanguinea
Brugmansia bicolor.jpg
Brugmansia sanguinea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Datureae
Genus: Brugmansia
Binomial name
Brugmansia sanguinea
(Ruiz & Pav.) D.Don
Synonyms

Datura sanguinea Ruiz & Pav.
Brugmansia bicolor Pers.
Brugmansia lutea Hort. ex Gard. Chron.

Brugmansia sanguinea, the red Angel's Trumpet, is a South American species of flowering plants that grow as shrubs or small trees.

Description[edit]

Brugmansia sanguinea is a small tree reaching up to 10 m (33 ft) in height. The nodding, tube-shaped flowers come in colors of brilliant red, yellow, orange, or green.[1]

Distribution[edit]

They are endemic to the Andes mountains from Colombia to northern Chile at elevations from 2,000 to 3,000 m (6,600 to 9,800 ft).[2]

Toxicity[edit]

All parts of Brugmansia sanguinea are poisonous.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cullen, James; Knees, Sabina G.; Cubey, Suzanne (2011). The European Garden Flora: Volume 5, Dicotyledons: Boraginaceae to Compositae. Cambridge University Press. p. 266. ISBN 978-0-521-76164-2. 
  2. ^ Preissel, Ulrike; Preissel, Hans-Georg (2002). Brugmansia and Datura: Angel's Trumpets and Thorn Apples. Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books. pp. 106–129. ISBN 1-55209-598-3. 
  3. ^ Pratt, Christina (2007). An Encyclopedia of Shamanism Volume 1. The Rosen Publishing Group. pp. 68–70. ISBN 978-1-4042-1140-7. 
  4. ^ Biology digest. Plexus Pub. 1991. p. 18.