Friday, February 19, 2010

SkyWatch Friday - Brugmansia

Brugmansia is a genus of seven species of flowering plants in the family Solanaceae, native to subtropical regions of South America, along the Andes from Colombia to northern Chile, and also in southeastern Brazil. They are known as Angel's Trumpets, sharing that name with the closely related genus Datura.

The name Angel's Trumpet refers to the large, very dramatic, pendulous trumpet-shaped flowers, 14–50 cm to 20 inches long and 10–35 cm across at the wide end. They are white, yellow, pink, orange or red, and have a delicate, attractive scent with light, lemony overtones, most noticeable in early evening.

As with Datura, all parts of Brugmansia are highly toxic. The plants are sometimes ingested for recreational or shamanic intoxication as the plant contains the tropane alkaloids scopolamine and atropine; however because the potency of the toxic compounds in the plant is variable, the degree of intoxication is unpredictable and can be fatal.
(from wikipedia here)

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  1. Thought I recognized this delicate flower. Pretty!

  2. The delicate petals go perfectly with the intense blue sky! Amazing something so fragile looking can be so fatalistic!

  3. Oh wow you have a pretty blue sky and the flowers makes it more perfect! Happy weekend!


  4. perfect sunny day, accentuated by pretty flowers! lovely!!


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