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Photo of the Day: Brugmansia Red Angel’s Trumpet Flower

During our trek of the Quilotoa Loop high in the Andes mountains of Ecuador we discovered many beautiful flowers along the trails.  We didn’t know the name of this flower, but Andy Murdock from the Lonely Planet Staff was able to identify it for us as the Brugmansia Sanguinea, the Red or Scarlet Angel’s Trumpet flower, native to that area. The Quilotoa Loop is one of Ecuador’s most cultural hikes.  Each day ends with a stay in an indigenous village where you have the welcoming opportunity to interact with the locals.  We had the honor of watching children perform some traditional dances for us.

Flowers From Ecuador

Brugmansia - Red Angel's Trumpet Flower

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  1. 12 mos, 3 wks ago

    How about the Starfish flower.
    .-= Keith´s last blog ..Travel Bug: An Origin Story =-.

  2. 12 mos, 3 wks ago

    Pretty shot. It’s Brugmansia sanguinea, the Red or Scarlet Angel’s Trumpet, native to the region and widely cultivated elsewhere.
    .-= Andy Murdock´s last blog ..St. Kilda: Sun, Sand, and Scary Clown Heads =-.

  3. 12 mos, 3 wks ago

    Andy, thanks for discovering the flower name for us, we really appreciate it. We will now re-title the post.

  4. 12 mos, 3 wks ago

    It’s posts like this that make me so excited for my family to meet up with me in Ecuador
    .-= ayngelina´s last blog ..A RTW Itinerary That Doesn’t Include Thailand =-.

  5. 12 mos, 3 wks ago

    My pleasure Jason. I’m a sucker for nerdy botanical challenges :)
    .-= Andy Murdock´s last blog ..St. Kilda: Sun, Sand, and Scary Clown Heads =-.

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