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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.
Accessions: 5 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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; ornamental
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Peru

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45 Note: lists as Brugmansia arborea (L.) Lagerh.
  3. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage Note: lists as Brugmansia arborea (L.) Lagerh.; = Datura arborea L.
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage Note: lists as Brugmansia arborea (L.) Lagerh.
  5. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  6. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: lists as Brugmansia arborea (L.) Lagerh.
  7. Killeen, T. J. et al. 1993. Guia de arboles de Bolivia Note: lists as Brugmansia arborea (L.) Lagerh.; = Datura arborea L.
  8. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: lists as Brugmansia arborea (L.) Lagerh.
  9. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland. Note: lists as Brugmansia arborea (L.) Lagerh.

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.
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=70131. Accessed 16 September 2019.