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  Brugmansia x candida Pers.
  Family Name : Solanaceae

  Common Names : Angel's Trumpet, Borrachero, White Angel's Trumpet

Angel's Trumpet,Borrachero,White Angel's Trumpet
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Tree (Shrubby (1m-5m)), Shrub (Woody)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Plant Shape :
      Maximum Height :
      4 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Native Habitat :
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a large shrub or small tree, up to 4 m tall.
      Foliage: Its simple, stalked, alternately arranged leaves are ovate in shape, or occasionally lobed, about 15-25 cm long and 8-12 cm wide.
      Flowers: Its large, pendulous, trumpet shaped flowers are borne singly on short stalks. The corolla tube is 25-30 cm long, white or pale orange-pink in colour, narrowed at the base and gradually opening and flaring towards the end.
      Fruits: Its fruits are pendulous capsules that are up to 20 cm long and 2 cm wide.
      Habitat :
      It grows in moist uplands.
      Cultivation :
      It can be propagated by cuttings or seeds.
      Etymology :
      Latin Brugmansia, after Sebald Justin Brugmans (1763-1819), a Dutch professor in natural history, Latin candida, shining white, referring to the colour of the flowers.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      General, Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Focal Plant
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Ovate)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Orange, Pink, White
      Flower Grouping :
      Flower Symmetry :
      Individual Flower Shape :
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Dehiscent Dry Fruit (Capsule)

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