Taxon: Brugmansia arborea (L.) Sweet

Genus: Brugmansia
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Datureae
Nomen number: 70131
Place of publication: Hort. suburb. Lond. 41. 1818
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 21-Mar-2016 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-Mar-2016
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • angel's-trumpet  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • maikoa  (Source: Hortus 3) - American Indian (Jivaro)
  • baumartige Engelstrompete  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • açucena-do-brejo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cálice-de-vênus  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cartucheira  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cartucho-branco  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • trombeta  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • trombeta-de-anjo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • trombetão-branco  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • floripondio  (Source: Trees Bolivia) - Spanish
  • liten änglatrumpet  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Trees Bolivia)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Western South America: Bolivia ; Colombia ; Peru

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Killeen, T. J. et al. Guia de arboles de Bolivia. 1993 (Trees Bolivia)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)


Check other web resources for Brugmansia arborea (L.) Sweet :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Brugmansia arborea cultivars
  • 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.