Brugmansia aurea, the golden angel's trumpet, is a species of
Despite being declared extinct in its native range, Brugmansia aurea is a popular ornamental and is widely cultivated, like the other members of its genus. It is sold and grown as a garden plant, described as a large evergreen subtropical shrub capable of growing to 20 ft (6.1 m) in height. The large, pendent, trumpet-shaped yellow or white blooms appear in summer and autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. The pleasant fragrance is strongest in the evening.
The Latin specific epithet aurea means "golden".
Several cultivars exist, notably 'Grand Marnier' with peach-coloured flowers. It dislikes temperatures below 5 °C (41 °F), but may be placed outside in a sheltered spot during the summer months.
- Brugmansia affinis
- Datura aurea
- Datura affinis
All parts of the plant are poisonous.
It is used as a hallucinogen. Its most potent cultivar is Culebra Borrachero, which has a high concentration of the psychoactive scopolamine. It has also been used as a truth serum. Borrachero loosely translates to "get-you-drunk", and scopolamine is also known as Devil's Breath and burundanga.
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