ANGELS TRUMPET, TREE DATURA (WEED)
Brugmansia x candida prev. Datura candida, Fam. Solanaceae
Soft-wooded shrub to small tree 2-4m, all parts densely hairy, clear sap.
|Form or habit:||Shrub or small tree|
Alternate, simple, ovate, 150-250 x 80-120mm, with acute apex and wavy or sometimes shallowly lobed margins; dull green and softly hairy.
|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 description:||Narrow cylindrical capsules up to 200mm long with numerous seeds but fruits rarely formed.|
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|Toxicity:||Toxic if ingested,Potential allergen,Irritant sap,Toxic or irritant to domestic pets,Toxic to native animals|
|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. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2011) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region.|