downy thorn-apple
Datura metel L.Solanaceae

common name synonyms: Hindu datura, Hindu thorn-apple, hoary thorn-apple, horn-of-plenty, purple thorn-apple

scientific name synonyms: D. fastuosa L., D. alba Nees, D. chlorantha Hooker

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Asteridae

order: Solanales

growth form: herb

life history: annual

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: No

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: Caribbean, Central America

notes: naturalized in tropics worldwide; poisonous; weed in Mauritius

invasiveness notes: benign




Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth