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White Angel Trumpet: These ‘Angel Tears’ Are Toxic!

White Angel Trumpet: These ‘Angel Tears’ Are Toxic!

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Angel Trumpet

White Angel Trumpet (scientifically known as Brugmansia suaveolens) is also known as angel tears and snowy Angel Trumpet due to its bell-like shape and whiteness.

1. An Angel Trumpet is part of the nightshade (poisonous yet medicinal plants) family of flowering plants, Solanaceae.

2. This plant is known to be discovered by Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland.

3. This angel is believed to be the native of Southeastern Brazil but believed to be extinct in the wild.

4. Angel Trumpets do not flower until after it reaches 80–150 cm (2.6–4.9 ft) high fork.

5. It is a semi-woody bush or small tree. It grows 3–5 m (10–16 ft) tall with many branches. The leaves of the Angel Trumpet are egg-shaped, 25cm in length and 15cm broad.

6. Angel Trumpet Flowers tend to be white with notably elegant and pleasantly fragrant. As their local name suggests, they grow like trumpets about 24 to 32 cm long.

7. This plant is one of the central larval food for plants & animal interaction that requires Placidula euryanassa of the butterflies.

8. Its flower and the seeds are also traditionally practiced in the Rio Grande do Sul and Southern Brazil by mixing water for its healing impact. Nonetheless, this angel is also poisonous, with the seeds and leaves being particularly dangerous.

9. This plant is covered in the Tasmanian Fire Service’s list of low flammability plants (it is suitable for producing within a “building protection latitude”).

Angel Trumpet is also used by Amazonian Tribes as a mixture to enhance the vigour of Ayahuasca (psychotropic brew)!

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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