Datura stramonium L., Sp. Pl. 179 1753. (Syn: Datura bernhardii Lundstr. ….; Stramonium foetidum Scop. ….);
 

Datura stramonium L. habit
 
Common thornapple, Jimsonweed, thornapple, Jamestown-weed, Devil’s apple; 
 
In both D. stramonium and D. metel the plants are glabrous, hairy in D. inoxia
The deciding difference between D. metel and D. stramonium is that mature fruit of D. metel is drooping, covered with short blunt tubercles barely exceeding 3 mm; in D. stramonium mature fruit is erect covered with long spines up to 5 mm long.
In addition the following may help. Plants of D. metel are generally taller less branched and erect often reaching 1.5 m and tend to have purplish stem, in D. stramonium plants are shorter, more branched and spreading, stems not purplish.
The leaves of D. stramonium are generally parted, whereas they are not parted in D. metel

Luckily you can distinguish them from vegetative plants and flowers also.
1. Plants glabrescent; calyx 5-angled; corolla less than 12 cm long; leaves sinnuate-dentate, anthers less than 5 mm long (capsule erect, 4-valved, with stout up to 5 mm long prickles)…D. stramonium
1a. Plants glabrescent or hairy; calyx cylindrical; corolla more than 12 cm long; leaves entire or sinuate but not
dentate, anthers longer than 1 cm (capsule deflexed, irregularly dehiscent)… 2
2. Plants gladular-pubescent, not purple; calyx 8-10 cm long; corolla 15-18 cm long, anthers 10-17 mm long (capsules deflexed, covered with slender prickles, pubescent, irregularly dehiscent)………………….D. inoxia
2a. Plants glabrescent, often purple; calyx 4-9 cm long; corolla 14-20 cm long; anthers 10-12 mm long (capsule deflexed, with short broad-based short prickles, irregularly dehiscent)……………D. metel 
 

 

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Solanaceae Week: Datura stramonium from Manali: 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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Solanaceae Week: Datura stramonium from Kashmir: Datura stramonium, photographed from Srinagar, Kashmir in June, 2010 


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Chamba – higher reaches id al100811:  Flowers from my trek to the higher reaches in Chamba
Datura stramonium….
Location Chamba
Altitude 3000 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Plant height 2 feet

Yes, Datura stramonium…. important fruits for Shiva temple puja… 


 

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VoF Week: Datura stramonium from way to Ghangriya near Pulna Village:  

Datura stramonium from way to Ghangriya near Pulna Village
Pls validate


 

 

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VOF Week: Datura stramonium?? — en-route Ghangariya:  Could this be Datura stramonium??
Location: En-route Ghangaria.


I think yes. Nice photographs 


 

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identification of Datura sps from Mountabu DATURASNP21062013 : Attachments (3).  2 posts by 2 authors.
Plant observed at Mountabu. the plant i feel is not Datura ferox (which has irregularly thick spines on fruit). photographed on october 2012.


Capsules are erect and tubercles longer. It should be D. stramonium.


 

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These pictures were recorded from Shimla, I think this plant is Datura stramonium, please suggest if otherwise..


 

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This shrub was recorded from way to VOF near Gobind Ghat, Uttrakhand..
I hope this is Datura stramonium, please validate/suggest otherwise..


Very nice pictures, …, another new to me.

The fruit shape is different from the regular spherical – must certainly help in validating the ID.


 

 

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Solanaceae Fortnight: Solanaceae of Indonesia 5 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Is it Datura stramonium


To me this is Datura stramonium as you proposed…


yes …


 

 

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Datura stramonium, photographed from Srinagar, Kashmir in June, 2010 


 

 

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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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Datura stramonium.
Location: En-route Ghangaria.


Thanks for sharing these photos, …; I must have missed this plants !!


Yes …


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Datura stramonium L. (accepted name) : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Location: Pharping, Kathmandu, Nepal 

Date : 2 June 2012

Altitude : 4500 ft.

Nepali Names : धतुरो Dhaturo / सेतो धतुरो Seto Dhaturo    

 

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