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Angel's Trumpet

Brugmansia versicolor

Description:

A very beautiful but toxic plant, the Angel's Trumpet is a member of the genus Brugmansia which is distinct for its large pendulous blossoms and woody shrub-like posture. Brugmansia, is also part of the notorious nightshade family (Solanaceae), and is known for its psychotropic properties. A hallucinogenic tea may be brewed from the flowers, although large quantities can also be fatal. The plants are also part of South and Central American shamanic rituals due to the hallucinogenic properties.

Habitat:

Endemic to Equador

Notes:

This plant was spotted at a farm at the entrance of Pico Bonito National Park.

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Joel Paula
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Joel Paula

La Ceiba, Atl√°ntida, Honduras

Spotted on Mar 27, 2010
Submitted on Aug 25, 2011

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