Solanaceae, Nicotiana rustica, mapacho, махорка, thuốc lào, tobacco

Here are some photos of a variety of Nicotiana rustica I am growing in my garden this summer. This is an enthogenic species of Nicotiana (tobacco) native to South America […]

Solanaceae, Brugmansia vulcanicola, Vulcan Angel’s Trumpet

Brugmansia vulcanicola is one of the less common species in this genus. Native to the subtropical highlands of S. America. Click photos to enlarge. Click here for previous entries on the Brugmansia […]

Solanaceae, Hyoscyamus albus, white henbane, diskiamos (modern Greek), dontochorton (Cyprus), sikran (Morocco), yellow henbane

The genus Hyoscyamus consists of about 20 species, all of which contain powerful narcotic tropane alkaloids, including scopolamine and hyoscyamine. (I photographed this growing out of an abandoned doorway in […]

Solanaceae, Physalis peruviana, Cape Gooseberry, uchuva – S. America

Here are a few photos of Physalis peruviana, also known as Cape Gooseberry,  a member of the Solanaceae family, related to such common species as tomato, tomatillo, eggplant, potato. It […]

Solanaceae, Iochroma fuchsioides – S. America

Iochroma fuchsiodes is a shrub or small tree growing 10-15 feet in height, sometimes larger. The genus occurs in the Colombian and Ecuadorean Andes at about 7,000 ft altitude. The […]

Solanaceae, Brugmansia sanguinea, Blood-red Angel’s Trumpet

Originating in South America, with a range from Colombia to Chile, B. sanguinea can grow up to 16 ft, developing a very woody trunk. The red flowers do not emit […]