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Useful Tropical Plants

Brugmansia sanguinea

(Ruiz & Pav.) D.Don

Solanaceae

+ Synonyms

Brugmansia aurea Harrison

Brugmansia bicolor Pers.

Brugmansia chlorantha auct.

Brugmansia lutea auct.

Brugmansia vulcanicola (A.S.Barclay) R.E.Schult.

Datura rosei Saff.

Datura rubra Pépin

Datura sanguinea Ruiz & Pav.

Datura vulcanicola A.S.Barclay

Elisia mutabilis Milano

Common Name:

Brugmansia sanguinea
Flower and ripening seed capsule
Photograph by: Dick Culbert
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General Information

Brugmansia sanguinea is a shrub or a tree; it can grow up to 11 metres tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and hallucinogenic. It is often grown in the ornamental garden, where it is valued especially for its long-lasting display of trumpet-shaped flowers[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Known Hazards

The seeds are narcotic, dulling the senses and understanding, and they are occasionally administered with evil intent as a powder in food. Some native people assert that there are those who have gone mad merely by lying down to sleep in the shade of these trees[
630
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets Vol 28
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1981
ISBN
 
Description
An article on the Ethnopharmacological uses of plants in northwestern S. America, amongst many other articles. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height6.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Plants are not capable of withstanding more than the occasional light frost.
Easily grown in full sun or semi-shade[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. Prefers a moist but well-drained soil of a light texture[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Plants can produce flowers through much of the year[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are used as emollients and anodynes either in the form of cataplasms or when simply applied single and entire[
630
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets Vol 28
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1981
ISBN
 
Description
An article on the Ethnopharmacological uses of plants in northwestern S. America, amongst many other articles. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

The seeds are narcotic, dulling the senses and understanding, and they are occasionally administered with evil intent as a powder in food[
630
Title
Botanical Museum Leaflets Vol 28
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1981
ISBN
 
Description
An article on the Ethnopharmacological uses of plants in northwestern S. America, amongst many other articles. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - germinates best at a temperature around 20°c[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. Many species in this genus produce little, if any, fertile seed[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
Cuttings of semi-ripe wood with a heel. It roots best if given bottom heat at about 17°c[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].
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