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. The members are:
- Brugmansia arborea
- Brugmansia aurea
- Brugmansia insignis
- Brugmansia sanguinea
- Brugmansia suaveolens
- Brugmansia versicolor
- Brugmansia vulcanicola
Brugmansias form under the right cultivation conditions long-lived, woody trees or bushes, with pendulous, not erect, flowers, that have no spines on their fruit. The listed species are divided according to an natural crossig barrier into two cultivarname groups
- Brugmansia (sometimes also called warm growing group)
- Sphaerocarpium (sometimes also called cold growing group)
To the cultivarname group Brugmansia belong: B. aurea, B. insignis, B. suaveolens, B. versicolor as well as the derived hybrids from this species.
Sphaerocarpium refers to the bulbous fruits some of the members form. The second cultivarname group covers B. arborea, B. sanguinea, B. vulcanicola as well as their hybrids (e.g. x flava).
Author: H. Posch