Common name: Downy Thornapple
Datura inoxia Mill. APNI*
Description: Stout herb, tomentose with erect, glandular hairs.
Mature leaves broad-ovate, usually 6–20 cm long, 3–12 cm wide, margins almost entire, slightly sinuate, or irregularly lobed towards base.
Calyx 5–11 cm long, 3–6-lobed; lobes 13–20 mm long. Corolla 12–19 cm long, white with green veins; limb undulate, appearing 10-lobed; alternate lobes broad-triangular or ending in a slender point 5–10 mm long. Stamens not exserted. Stigma well above anthers.
Capsule body ± globose, 3.5–5 cm long, 3–5 cm diam., deflexed; spines numerous, slender, sharp, all ± equal, 5–10 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Weed of disturbed areas, widespread in inland districts. Native of Mexico, S Amer. & W Indies.
NSW subdivisions: *NWS, *NWP, *SWP, *NFWP, *SFWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *W.A. *S.A. *N.T.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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