Brunfelsia grandiflora is native to the tropical regions, such as the Amazon forest, of South America. It can be found in, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Peru. It is really quite abundant in Brazil and on the Caribbean Islands. Though it is not indigenous to North America, people in the south, take Florida for example, actually cultivate the shrub in their gardens, some grow them in pots.

 As a tip for all of you gardeners out there, this member of the solancae does quite well in sunny areas, but it DOES NOT thrive in cold weather. Other similar organisms that inhabit the same areas as B. grandiflora are  Brunfelsia pauciflora var. calycina, from Brazil, and Brunfelsia pauciflora cv. floribunda compacta, a plant found in tropical gardens. Micranthocereus hofackerianus is cactus and Sinningia guttata is a flower also found in Brazil. Both of those organisms are becoming extinct. To view images of these plants and gather more information, you can go to Environment News service. Seeing as B. grandiflora is native to the Amazon, some animals you’re more familiar with from the area would include jaguars, tapirs, and the macaws. None of these animals, however, feed upon the plant, and for a very good reason.

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