Datura inoxia showing typical symptoms of Begomovirus infection (i.e., leaf curling, decreased leaf size and growth stunting) was observed in the fields of. D. inoxia, known as Toloache in Mexico, was one of the plants of the gods among the Aztecs and other Indians. A low-growing, spreading perennial with hairy *Datura inoxia Miller, Gard. Dict. 8th edn, no. 5 (). T: Cultivated from seeds collected in Vera Cruz, Mexico, Chelsea Phys. Gard. no. ; neo: BM, fide A.S. .

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The Aztecs called the plant toloatzinand used it dtura before the Spanish conquest of Mexico for many therapeutic purposes, such as poultices for wounds where it acts as an anodyne. Calyx 5—11 cm long, 3—6—lobed; lobes 13—20 mm long, sometimes incompletely separated.

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Some people find the flowers fragrant at night, when the plant is blooming. Container plants may be cut back and overwintered indoors in a sunny window. Another means of dispersal is by the fruit spines getting caught in the fur of animals, who then carry the fruit far from the mother plant. The precise management measures adopted for any plant invasion will depend upon factors such as the terrain, the cost and availability of labour, the severity of the infestation and the presence of other invasive species.


Consistent follow-up work is required for sustainable management. It cannot grow in the shade. Native to North America? It prefers dry or moist soil. Also covers those considered historical not seen in 20 years.

In the s and s, the United States media contained stories of adolescents and young adults dying or becoming seriously ill from intentionally ingesting Datura.

Further information about the toxic properties of this plant can be found with a search in the FDA Poisonous Plant Database. Sandy or gravelly dry open places below metres in California[71].

Datura inoxia (downy thorn-apple): Go Botany

For example, because of the similarity of its life cycle to that of cottonit is a pest in cotton fields. Haegi showing shape of corolla and limb of corolla spread flat to show lobes lacumens and interacuminal lobules.

Please view the copyright link for ddatura information. All spines nearly the same length up to 1 cm long. In some places it is prohibited to buy, sell or cultivate Datura plants. Inoxla taxon has not yet been assessed. It flowers from early summer until late fall.

Alice Springs, 23 JuneP. Genus name comes from an Indian vernacular name.

All parts of the plant are anodyne, antispasmodic, hallucinogenic, hypnotic and narcotic[, ]. Brugmansias emit a sweet fragrance while datura’s fragrance can be described as spicy or lemony. For a list of references used on this page please go here. Lifespan the plant jnoxia only a single year or less Parasitism inoxja plant is not parasitic Plant color the leaves or young stems of the plant are green Spines on plant the plant has no spines.


Plants belong to the nightshade family and all parts are extremely toxic. Louis area even though plants are not winter dztura. To reuse an image, please click it to see who you will need to contact. Massachusetts not applicable S-rank: These wide variations make Datura exceptionally hazardous to use as a drug. A complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa.

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Nomenclature for plants in the genus Onoxia is confusing. Synonyms Datura meteloides, auct. Anthropogenic man-made or disturbed habitatsshores of rivers or lakes. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form.

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