Common name: Angel’s trumpet
Botanical name: Brugmansia x candida
Other common names: Tree datura
General description: An ornamental soft-wooded shrub 2–3m high, with long trumpet-shaped flowers.
Flowers: The flowers are pendulous, trumpet-shaped, pale orange to peach coloured, white or pale violet, 15–20cm long opening out to about 10cm across. The flowers have a strong sweet fragrance, particularly at night.
Leaves: The leaves are dull green and softly hairy, 10–30cm long, with wavy margins.
Fruit/Berries: The fruit are narrow cylindrical pods.
Other: The sap is clear.
Symptoms: All parts of the plant are toxic. Symptoms may include intense thirst, difficulty with speech and swallowing, vomiting and diarrhoea, fever, confusion, hallucinations, delirium, dilated pupils, seizures and coma. Deaths have occurred. The perfume can cause respiratory irritation, headaches, nausea, and light-headedness. Eye contact with the sap may cause dilated pupils and temporary blindness.
Toxicity category: 1, 3, 4
Warning: Seek medical assistance for all ingestions and eye exposures.