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Brugmansia suaveolens (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Bercht. & J.Presl
Family Solanaceae
Common name: Angel's Trumpet

Brugmansia suaveolens (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Bercht. & J.Presl APNI*

Description: Large soft-wooded shrub to 2.5 m high, all parts finely pubescent with simple hairs..

Leaves ovate to oblong 5–20-(25) cm long, 3–12 cm wide, sometimes larger, entire, not sinuate, apex acute to shortly acuminate, base often oblique; petioles to c. 15 cm long.

Flowers fragrant, solitary, pendulous, pedicels to 4 cm long. Calyx tubular, 8–12- cm long, stubular; lobes 5, subequal. Corolla white, 27–33 cm long, tube narrow at the base, becoming funnel-shaped; lobes sinuate with acuminate tips to 1.5 cm long. Stamens not exserted; filaments hairy towartds the base. Style included, stigma held well above the anthers.

Fruit fusiform, 20 cm long; seeds 8–12 mm across, rugose.

Flowering: Spring to Autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Native of South America; widely cultivated and naturalised.

Naturalised garden escape.
NSW subdivisions: *NC
AVH map***

This plant produces toxic alkaloids.

Text by Petr G. Wilson ,June 2008
Taxon concept:

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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