7415.000 Datura L.

Description of the genus

Usually foetid, annual herbs, sometimes perennial and shrubby. Calyx tubular, 5-lobed; the tube circumscissile near the base after anthesis, leaving an annular remnant which expands in fruit. Corolla white, violet or purplish: tube long and narrow, flared upwards with short cuspidate or caudate lobes. Fruit a spherical, spiny (rarely spines 0) usually dehiscent capsule.

Derivation of name: from an Indian vernacular name

Worldwide: 12 species, native to southern N America and widely introduced and naturalised into warm and temperate regions of the world

Zimbabwe: 4 cultivated taxa.

Datura stramonium

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SpeciesContent
ferox L.Description, Image
inoxia Mill.Description, Image
metel L.Description, Image
stramonium L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Datura:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Datura
Flora of Malawi: Datura
Flora of Mozambique: Datura
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Datura
Flora of Zambia: Datura
Flora of Zimbabwe: Datura

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Datura
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Datura
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Datura
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Datura
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Datura

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Datura.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1252, retrieved 9 December 2016

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