dcsimg

Description

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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.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Datura metel L. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=165470
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Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Worldwide distribution

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Native to America. Cultivated for ornament or medicinal pirposes and widely naturalised in the tropics and subtropics.
license
cc-by-nc
copyright
Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Datura metel L. Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=165470
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe