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Brunfelsia pilosa, Manaca root

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Brunfelsia pilosa

Manaca root
Family: Solanaceae
Origin: Amazon
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This Brunfelsia grows to almost 10 feet tall and are heavily branched. They have long leaves and form flat, five-leaved violet flowers. One of the easiest and most vigorous Brunfelsia species. New growth is characterized by fine hairs and a purple tint. Flowers are a rich purple. Very showy and cold hardy. Sometimes used as an admixture in Ayahuasca brews. The root also has a reputation as an aphrodesiac.


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Brunfelsia pilosa, Manaca root

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Brunfelsia pilosa, Manaca root

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Brunfelsia pilosa, Manaca root

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