Brugmansia aurea
Grows wild in Colombia

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Brugmansia aurea Lagerheim
(AW-ree-a) - Andes (6,500-10,000 ft), north Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador

B. aurea Lagerh. A small tree reaching to 35 ft. with either smooth or somewhat hairy leaves. Leaves
on young plants are sometimes coarsely-toothed, while those on mature plants are smooth-edged.
Flowers are 6-10 inches long, nodding to pendulous, with a calyx possessing 2 to 5 teeth. The corolla is
white or golden-yellow, flaring at the mouth (trumpet shaped), with re-curved corolla teeth (twisting
backward). Fruit is egg-shaped, 3-6 inches long, containing large seeds with corky seed coats.

Rich Sanders Identification Chart

Rich Sanders' Pages

Does not tolerate frost Does not tolerate continuously soggy soil Largest leaves of all species
Anthers are free No space between calyx and corolla

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

B. aurea (Indian varieties) Sibundoy Valley, Colombia
Amaron Biangon Munchira Buyes Quinde Salaman Culebra


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