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: 3 taxa.

Datura ferox

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
ferox L.W,C,E,SDescription, Image
inoxia Mill.N,W,E,SDescription, Image
stramonium L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Datura:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Datura
Flora of Mozambique: Datura | cultivated Datura
Flora of Zambia: 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, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Datura.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1252, retrieved 20 December 2014

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