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Taxon: Brunfelsia grandiflora D. Don

Genus: Brunfelsia
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Petunioideae
Nomen number: 8008
Place of publication: Edinburgh New Philos. J. 7:86. 1829
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 24-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • chiricsanango  (Source: pers. comm.) - Quichua (Peru)

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore
  • Social: hallucinogen

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela [Barinas]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Acre, Amazonas, Amapá, Rondônia]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [El Beni, La Paz, Pando, Santa Cruz] Colombia, [Meta, Caquetá, Putumayo, Amazonas] Ecuador, [Loja, Napo, Pastaza, Zamora Chinchipe] Peru [Cusco, Huánuco, Loreto, Madre de Dios, San Martín]


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  2. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  3. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  4. Knapp, S. D. 1998. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  5. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  6. Nee, M. 1993. Solanaceae. Guia de arboles de Bolivia 752.
  7. Plowman, T. C. et al. 1995. A revision of the South American species of Brunfelsia (Solanaceae). Fieldiana, Bot. 39:77-84.
  8. Plowman, T. 1979. The genus Brunsfelsia: a conspectus of the taxonomy and biogeography. The biology and taxonomy of the Solanacae 485.

Check other web resources for Brunfelsia grandiflora D. Don :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?8008. Accessed 18 February 2020.