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Brugmansia versicolor

v. Salmon

v. Alba

Apricot Moonflower
Brugmansia versicolor Lagerheim
(VUR-si-kul-or) - Guayaquil Basin, Ecuador, to 2600' elevation

B. versicolor Lagerh. (Synonym: Datura mollis Saff.) A small tree (8-15 ft.) possessing elliptic to
oblong smooth-edged leaves. Leaves may or may not be softly hairy. Very large flowers (12-20
inches) are pendulous and have a spathe-like calyx (single split) that does not usually remain attached to
the flower stalk as the fruit develops. The corolla, typically white, becomes peach or pink with age.
Similar to B. suaveolens, the corolla tube is constricted near the calyx, leaving a gap between these two
parts of the flower. Corolla teeth are long, flaring and recurved. Fruit is fusiform and 6-12 inches long.

Rich Sanders Identification Chart

Rich Sanders' Pages

Grows in the tropical regions of Ecuador Produces the largest flowers produces more flowers all at one time than any other species
Opens as white and changes colors
Strongly scented
Buds that reach a certain point in development stop growing until the other buds catch up and then they all open at the same time.

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

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