Scientific Name:
Brugmansia ×candida Pers. (1805) – as candida
  • = Datura candida (Pers.) Pasq. (1867) nom. inval.
  • = Brugmansia ×mollis (Saff.) Moldenke
  • = Datura candida (Pers.) Saff. (1921)

Large puberulent, soft-wooded shrub to c. 3 m high. Petiole mostly 2–12 cm long. Lamina 8–15–(20) × 3–10–(15) cm on adult shoots, larger on strong vegetative shoots, oblong- or narrow-ovate, entire, sometimes ± sinuate; base often strongly asymmetric; apex short-acuminate. Fls pendent, very fragrant at night; pedicels puberulent. Calyx 8–12–(14) cm long, spathaceous, eventually splitting down 1 side to at least 1/2 way; teeth acuminate. Corolla 20–28–(30) cm long (excluding attenuate lobe apices 2–4 cm long), cylindric-funnelform, white, nearly always semi-double with an inner corolla whorl; tube ± broadly cylindric. Filaments hairy in lower 1/2; anthers 2–2.7 cm long. Fr. 10–12 cm long, cylindric-oblong, pendent, puberulent, rarely produced.

[From: Webb et al. (1985) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4 as Brugmansia candida Pers.]

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