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Taxon: Datura metel L.

Genus: Datura
Family: Solanaceae subfamily: Solanoideae tribe: Datureae.
Nomen number: 13315
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:179. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 20-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 20-Feb-1996
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9).
Accessions: 18 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • downy thorn-apple   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • Hindu datura   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • Hindu thorn-apple   (Source: Noxweed Aust ) – English
  • hoary thorn-apple   (Source: Noxweed Aust ) – English
  • horn-of-plenty   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • metel   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – English
  • purple thorn-apple   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • yang jin hua   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • huindogmalpul   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean
  • burbiaca   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • burladora   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • indisk spikklubba   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Naturalized:
  • sometimes naturalized in tropics

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated in tropics

      Other:
  • possible origin West Indies

References:

  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Babu, C. R. 1977. Herbaceous flora of Dehra Dun.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage.
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960–. Flora zambesiaca.
  • Farnsworth, N. R. & D. D. Soejarto. Global importance of medicinal plants (unpublished draft manuscript rev. 23, 1988)
  • George, A. S., ed. 1982. Flora of Australia. 29:194–195.
  • Hadkins, E. S. et al. 1997. Typification of Linnaean Datura names (Solanaceae). Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 125:298. [typification].
  • Hammer, K. et al. 1983. Vorarbeiten zur monographischen Darstellung von Wildpflanzensortimenten: Datura L., sectiones Dutra Bernh., Ceratocaulis Bernh, et Datura. Kulturpflanze 31:30.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. [poisonous].
  • Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. 12(1):233 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 12(1):233.
  • Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson. 1992. Noxious weeds of Australia.
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica. [= D. fastuosa L.].
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Reitz, R., ed. 1965–. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  • Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson. 1976. Flora of Hassan district.
  • Symon, D. E. & L. A. R. Haegi. 1991. Datura (Solanaceae) is a New World Genus. 197–210 In: Hawkes, J. G. et al., eds., Solanaceae III: taxonomy, chemistry, evolution. 197–210.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Datura metel L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Datura metel cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.
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