Datura metel L.

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Datura metel

Photo: Maureen Silva-Jones
5, Hervey Close, Belvedere, Harare

Datura metel

Photo: Maureen Silva-Jones
5, Hervey Close, Belvedere, Harare

Datura metel

Photo: Maureen Silva-Jones
5, Hervey Close, Belvedere, Harare

Datura metel

Photo: Maureen Silva-Jones
5, Hervey Close, Belvedere, Harare

Datura metel

Photo: Maureen Silva-Jones
5, Hervey Close, Belvedere, Harare

Datura metel

Photo: Maureen Silva-Jones
5, Hervey Close, Belvedere, Harare

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Synonyms: Datura alba Rumph.
Datura fastuosa L.
Common names: Horn-of-plenty (English)
Description: Herb or shrub to 2 m, sometimes tinged purple or violet. Stems glabrous or sparsely pubescent, not viscid. Leaves petiolate; lamina 4-24 cm, ovate, entire to somewhat lobed; base often markedly asymmetric. Flowers solitary, rarely paid, erect at first, drooping later. Corolla 12-19 cm, showy, white, yellow, purple or violet, trumpet-shaped, single, double or even triple. Fruit somewhat upright to nodding, irregularly breaking up when ripe, covered with stout conical spines or tubercles. Seeds whitish to brown.
Notes: There were only 2 Zimbabwean specimens of this species in SRGH on 23 April 2008; details have been added to this site. Both records are of cultivated plants; there are no records yet of this species becoming naturalised.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to America. Cultivated for ornament or medicinal pirposes and widely naturalised in the tropics and subtropics.
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Image last updated: Sunday 24 August 2008
Literature:

Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Pages 31 - 35. (Includes a picture).

Maroyi, A. (2006). Preliminary checklist of introduced and naturalized plants in Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(2) Page 243.

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Flora of Botswana: Datura metel
Flora of Malawi: Datura metel
Flora of Mozambique: Datura metel
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Datura metel

External websites:

African Plant Database: Datura metel
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Datura metel
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Datura metel
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Datura metel
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Datura metel
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Datura metel
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Datura metel
Ispot Southern Africa : Datura metel
JSTOR Plant Science: Datura metel
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Datura metel
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Datura metel
Tropicos: Datura metel
West African Plants database: Datura metel


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: Species information: Datura metel.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=165470, retrieved 24 July 2016

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