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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
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 20-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 46 (18 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Medicines: source of hyoscine (scopolamine); source of hyoscine (scopolamine); source of hyoscine (scopolamine)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

    Naturalized (sometimes natzd. in tropics)

    Other (possible origin West Indies)

References:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Babu, C. R. 1977. Herbaceous flora of Dehra Dun.
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  5. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage
  6. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  7. Farnsworth, N. R. & D. D. Soejarto. 1988. Global importance of medicinal plants (unpublished draft manuscript rev. 23)
  8. George, A. S., ed. 1982. Flora of Australia. 29:194-195.
  9. Hadkins, E. S. et al. 1997. Typification of Linnaean Datura names (Solanaceae). Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 125:298. Note: typification
  10. Hammer, K. et al. 1983. Vorarbeiten zur monographischen Darstellung von Wildpflanzensortimenten: Datura L., sectiones Dutra Bernh., Ceratocaulis Bernh, et Datura. Kulturpflanze 31:30.
  11. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  12. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  13. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  14. Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. Note: poisonous
  15. Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea.
  16. Li, P. T. 2002. The five most poisonous plants in Hong Kong. Leafl. Hong Kong Herb. 6:4.
  17. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  18. Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  19. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  20. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 12(1):233.
  21. Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson. 1992. Noxious weeds of Australia Inkata Press, Melbourne, Australia.
  22. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica. Note: = Datura fastuosa L.
  23. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  24. Reitz, R., ed. 1965-. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  25. Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson. 1976. Flora of Hassan district.
  26. Symon, D. E. & L. A. R. Haegi. 1991. Datura (Solanaceae) is a New World Genus. Solanaceae III: taxonomy, chemistry, evolution 197-210.
  27. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  28. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

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 Databas 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=13315. Accessed 28 January 2020.