Brugmansia sanguinea

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Brugmansia sanguinea

Extinct in the Wild  (IUCN 3.1
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Brugmansia
B. sanguinea
Binomial name
Brugmansia sanguinea
(Ruiz & Pav.) D.Don

Datura sanguinea Ruiz & Pav.
Brugmansia bicolor


Brugmansia lutea Hort. ex Gard. Chron.

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

shamanic purposes by the South American Natives 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]


All parts of Brugmansia sanguinea are poisonous. Different parts of the plant contain

hyoscine).[4][5] The seeds of B. sanguinea contain approximately 0.17% alkaloids by mass, of which 78% are scopolomine.[5]



  1. ^ Hoffmann, Albert; Schultes Richard Evans; Ratsch, Christian; Plants of the Gods, pp. 33
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  5. ^ a b Hoffmann, Albert; Schultes, Richard Evans; Ratsch, Christian. Plants of the Gods. p. 37. Retrieved 9 February 2019.