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:
Name Verified on: 20-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Feb-1996
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 18 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Medicines: source of hyoscine (scopolamine) (fide Import Medicinal Pl; Pl Res SEAs 12(1):233. 1999; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Leafl Hong Kong Herb 6:4. 2002)
  • Weed: ()

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

    Naturalized (sometimes natzd. in tropics)

    Other (possible origin West Indies)

References:

  1. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Babu, C. R. Herbaceous flora of Dehra Dun. (HF Dehra Dun)
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  5. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  6. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  7. Farnsworth, N. R. & D. D. Soejarto Global importance of medicinal plants (unpublished draft manuscript rev. 23, 1988) (Import Medicinal Pl)
  8. George, A. S., ed. 1982. Flora of Australia. (F Aust) 29:194-195.
  9. Hadkins, E. S. et al. 1997. Typification of Linnaean Datura names (Solanaceae) Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 125:298.
  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. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  12. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  13. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  14. Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. (Kingsbury)
  15. Lee, Y. N. Flora of Korea. (F 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 Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  18. Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. (F TamilC)
  19. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  20. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):233.
  21. Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson Noxious weeds of Australia. 1992 (Noxweed Aust)
  22. Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  23. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  24. Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. (F SCatarin)
  25. Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson Flora of Hassan district. (F Hassan)
  26. Symon, D. E. & L. A. R. Haegi 1991. Datura (Solanaceae) is a New World Genus (Solan III) 197-210.
  27. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  28. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=13315. Accessed 26 April 2018.