Brugmansia suaveolens (Willd.) Bercht. & C. Presl
|The plant in its natural habitat, Brazil
Credit: Julio Lobato
The plant cultivated as an ornamental in Florida
Common names: angel's trumpet, night bells, trumpet flower
Synonyms: Datura suaveolens Humb. & Bonpl ex Willd.
Life form: herb/sub-shrub
Dispersal: Introduced by humans as an ornamental plant.
Reproduction: Corolla is white; fruit is capsule containing many seeds.
Herbivores: Caterpillars, spider mites, whiteflies.
Resistant stages: No information available.
Native habitat: Lowland rainforest.
Habitat occupied in invaded range: Disturbed areas, riparian zones
|Altitude||Low altitude habitats, below 600 metres above sea level.|
|Light||Partial shade to full sun.|
|Temperature||No information available.|
|Annual rainfall||No information available.|
|Soil||Prefers deep, well-drained soils.|
Native to tropical and southern America.
Introduced range: Invasive in Fiji and Tonga. Introduced but not considered invasive in Tanzania, Europe, southeastern USA, Puerto Rico and many Pacific Ocean Islands, including Hawaii and Galapagos Islands.
Ecosystem: No information available.
Health, social and economic: All parts of the plant are considered poisonous to humans and animals.
Mechanical: No information available.
Chemical: No information available.
Biological: No information available.
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER), 2005. Available from http://www.hear.org/pier/species/brugmansia_suaveolens.htm (Accessed August 2006).
Nottle, T., 2004. 100 Best Plants for Mediterranean Climate Gardens. Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd, Australia.
Last updated October 2006