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ANGELS TRUMPET, TREE DATURA

(Brugmansia x candida prev. Datura candida, fam. Solanaceae )

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Soft-wooded shrub to small tree 2-4m, all parts densely hairy, clear sap.
Form or habit: Shrub or small tree
Latex:Present
Leaf:Simple Alternate

Alternate, simple, ovate, 150-250 x 80-120mm, with acute apex and wavy or sometimes shallowly lobed margins; dull green and softly hairy.

Flower conspicuous: Conspicuous
Flower colour: Pale orange to peach, greenish white or pale violet
Flower description:Drooping trumpet-shaped, pale orange to peach, greenish white or pale violet, 150-200mm long, opening out to about 100mm across. Strong sweet fragrance, particularly at night.
Fruit conspicuous: Conspicuous
Fruit colour:
Fruit: Dry
Fruit description: Narrow cylindrical capsules up to 200mm long with numerous seeds but fruits rarely formed.
Habitat:
Distribution:
Food source for:
Toxicity:Toxic if ingested,Potential allergen,Irritant sap,Toxic or irritant to domestic pets,Toxic to native animals
Origin:Ecuador
Weed:Yes
Weed status:Environmental/garden escapee
Notes:Spread by: Suckers, garden waste and probably water.
Invades/threats: Survives in standing water.
Notes: A hybrid between B. aurea and B. versicolor, introduced as a garden ornamental. Naturalised populations have recently been identified in Sarina and Whitsunday. All parts of plant are toxic and can cause skin irritation on contact, the sap may cause temporary blindness and deaths have occurred from ingestion.
Information sources: Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2011) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region.

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