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Brugmansia and Datura - Will they Cross?
©Rich Sanders 1999-2003
©American Brugmansia & Datura Society Inc. (ABADS) 2003
 
People ask if these closely-related plants can be hybridized - often with the intent of producing a
purple brugmansia or a pink datura (neither exist yet…). Crosses have been made, but require
advanced techniques, such as embryo culture. The following Brugmansia x Datura hybrids were
produced by Gweneth L. Carson (1945) and Prakash Joshi (1949) as part of their Ph.D. research
at Smith College.
 
D. innoxia (female) x B
suaveolens
(male)
(B. x insignis?)
D. innoxia x B. suaveolens
(B. x insignis?)
D. innoxia x B. rosei
(B. x flava?)
 
Flowers of B. suaveolens
(x insignis?), Hybrid, and
D. innoxia
(left to right)
Flowers of D. innoxia,
Hybrid, and B. rosei (x
flava?),
(left to right)
 

©Rich Sanders 1999-2003

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