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Brugmansia sanguinea

Brugmansia sanguinea

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Solanales

Familia: Solanaceae
Subfamilia: Solanoideae
Tribus: Datureae
Genus: Brugmansia
Sectio: B. sect. Sphaerocarpum
Species: Brugmansia sanguinea

Brugmansia sanguinea (Ruiz & Pav.) D.Don in Sweet, Brit. Flow. Gard., ser. 2, t. 272.

Datura sanguinea Ruiz & Pav., Fl. Peruv. 2: 15. 1799.

Datura sanguinea var. flava Dunal in DC., Prodr. 13(1): 545. 1852.

Brugmansia sanguinea


Don, D. in Sweet, R. (1835) Brit. Flow. Gard., ser. 2, t. 272.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Brugmansia sanguinea in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Vernacular names
English: Red Angel's Trumpet
español: Guamuco
français: Brugmansia écarlate
português: Trombeta vermelha do anjo
Runa Simi: Puka wantuq
svenska: Röd änglatrumpet

Brugmansia sanguinea, the red angel's trumpet, is a species of South American flowering shrub or small tree belonging to the genus Brugmansia in tribe Datureae of subfamily Solanoideae of the nightshade family Solanaceae. It has been cultivated and used as an entheogen for shamanic purposes by the South American Indians for centuries - possibly even millennia.[1]


Brugmansia sanguinea is a small tree reaching up to 10 m (33 ft) in height. The pendent, tubular/trumpet-shaped flowers come in shades of brilliant red, yellow, orange and green.[2]

B. sanguinea is endemic to the Andes mountains from Colombia to northern Chile at elevations from 2,000 to 3,000 m (6,600 to 9,800 ft).[3]
Main article: Brugmansia (Toxicity)

All parts of Brugmansia sanguinea are poisonous. Different parts of the plant contain tropane alkaloids in varying proportions. Alkaloid content in the flowers is mainly atropine with only traces of scopolamine (hyoscine).[4][5] The seeds of B. sanguinea contain approximately 0.17% alkaloids by mass, of which 78% are scopolomine.[5]


Hoffmann, Albert; Schultes Richard Evans; Ratsch, Christian; Plants of the Gods, pp. 33
Cullen, James; Knees, Sabina G.; Cubey, Suzanne (2011). The European Garden Flora: Volume 5, Dicotyledons: Boraginaceae to Compositae. Cambridge University Press. p. 266. ISBN 978-0-521-76164-2.
Preissel, Ulrike; Preissel, Hans-Georg (2002). Brugmansia and Datura: Angel's Trumpets and Thorn Apples. Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books. pp. 106–129. ISBN 1-55209-598-3.
Pratt, Christina (2007). An Encyclopedia of Shamanism Volume 1. The Rosen Publishing Group. pp. 68–70. ISBN 978-1-4042-1140-7.
Hoffmann, Albert; Schultes, Richard Evans; Ratsch, Christian. Plants of the Gods. p. 37. Retrieved 9 February 2019.

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