Brugmansia suaveolens


Brugmansia suaveolens (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Wild) Bercht & Presl
suaveolens (swahv-ee-O-lens) -Southeast Brazil below 3500 ft

B. suaveolens (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Bercht. & J. Presl. (Synonym: Datura Gardneri
Hook. f.) This shrub or small tree (6-15 ft.) bears smooth-textured or minutely hairy leaves. Leaf shape
is ovate to narrowly elliptic with smooth edges (no teeth). Flowers are 8-12 inches long and nodding.
The calyx has 2 to 5 teeth and may remain as the fruit develops. The corolla, generally white but other
colors also exist, is funnel-shaped and constricted at the point of emergence from the calyx so as to
leave a space. Corolla teeth are 1.5 inches long or less and flaring, but not re-curved. The anthers
(pollen-bearing organs) are fused-together. The fruit is fusiform in shape and measures 4-6 inches long.

Rich Sanders Identification Chart

Rich Sanders' Pages

Can have 4, 6, 7 and more corolla teeth
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Only the B. suaveolens species has totally glued anthers
Loves high temperatures Loves high humidity Tolerates soggy soils
better than other species
Flowers continuously with the heaviest flowering periods occurring every 2-4 weeks Intense fragrance  Smallest seeds

Normally only crosses with B. aurea, B. x candida, B. insignis, B. versicolor

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

B. suaveolens Frosty Pink originated in the USA!
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