Species Information

Species Information

All Brugmansias come from South America. They inhabit different areas, from the tropic coastal regions to the mountainous regions of the Andes.
Brugmansia arborea (L.) Sweet – Andes from northern Ecuador to Northern Chile
Brugmansia aurea Lagerh. – Andes from northwestern Venezuela and Colombia to southern Ecuador.
Brugmansia insignis (Barb. Rodr.) Lockwood ex R.E. Schult. – Upper Amazon of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.
Brugmansia sanguinea (Ruiz & Pavón) D. Don – Colombia to northern Chile
Brugmansia suaveolens (Willd.) Sweet – Eastern Brazil
Brugmansia versicolor Lagerh. – Ecuador
Brugmansia vulcanicola (A.S. Barclay) R.E. Schult. – Colombia and Ecuador.
These species are divided into two natural, genetically isolated groups. Brugmansia section Brugmansia includes the species aurea, insignis, sauveolens, and versicolor; and is causually referred to as the warm-growing group. B. section Sphaerocarpium includes the species arborea, sanguinea, and vulcanicola; and is casually referred to as the cold-growing group. All species from one group can be crossed freely to each other species in the same group. The hybrids are fertile and can be crossed with all other species within the group.

Warm Group

Brugmansia aurea
Brugmansia suaveolens
Brugmansia versicolor
Brugmansia x candida
Brugmansia insignis

Cold Group

Brugmansia arborea
Brugmansia sanguinea
Brugmansia x rubella
Brugmansia vulcanicola