Brugmansia arborea

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Brugmansia arborea (Linnaeus) Lagerheim
arborea (ahr-BOR-ee-a) - Andes (6,500-10,000 ft), central Ecuador to north Chile

B. arborea (L.) Lagerh. (Synonyms: Datura arborea, D. cornigera) 
This shrub or small tree (6-15 ft.) has softly hairy young stems, leaves, calyx, and fruit. 
The leaf is ovate shaped and entire to coarsely toothed. Small flowers (5-6.5 in.) are nodding. The calyx, splitting once upon the corollas emergence, is 4-5.5 inches long and possesses a long spreading tip (like a horn). The corolla is white. The corolla teeth ("flower tentacles") which are separated by distinct sinuses or notches, make the flower appear to have "petals" at its end. The fruit is round to egg-shaped and 2.5 to 3.5 inches long.

Rich Sanders' Identification Chart                  Rich Sanders Pages

 

 
# of calyx teeth space form of anthers flower position
1 calyx tooth- spathe-like no space between calyx and corolla slightly glued - free horizontal - nodding
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flower shape

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fruit shape

trumpet 5-7 inches .5 - 1 inch round - egg shape
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Tolerates light frost Relatively drought tolerant Continually flowers Self pollinates Brugmansia_arborea_11.jpg (54827 bytes)

Normally only crosses with B. sanguinea and B. vulcanicola and B. x flava
Approximately 4 months for fruit to mature

Brugmansia and Datura Angel's Trumpets and Thorn Apples
Authors: Ulrike Preissel, Hans-Georg Preissel, Germany

 
 
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Brugmansia and Datura Angel's Trumpets and Thorn Apples
Authors: Ulrike Preissel, Hans-Georg Preissel, Germany
 
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