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

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Datura:

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Flora of Botswana: Datura
Flora of Malawi: Datura
Flora of Mozambique: Datura
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Datura
Flora of Zimbabwe: Datura
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Datura.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1252, retrieved 27 February 2020

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