Solanaceae Week: Datura stramonium from Manali

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Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 5, 2011, 1:01:06 AM4/5/11
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Datura stramonium L., Sp. Pl. 179. 1753
Syn: Datura tatula L.; Datura stramonium var. tatula (Willd.) Clarke

A common weed of roadsides and waste places in temperate climate characterised by more or less glabrous plants, sinuate dentate leaves and erect prickly capsules.

Photographed from Manali in October, 2009

Common names
English: Common thorn apple, Stramonium thorn apple, Jimson weed, James Town weed
Hindi: Dhatura
Tel., Tam.: Ummata

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