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

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Datura
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Datura
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Datura
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Datura
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Datura
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Datura
JSTOR Plant Science: Datura
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Datura
Plants of the World Online: Datura
Tropicos: Datura
Wikipedia: Datura

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Datura.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1252, retrieved 29 September 2023

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