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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Factsheet – *Datura inoxia

The name Datura meteloides was for some time erroneously applied to some members of the species, but that name has now been abandoned. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included.

The plant contains several alkaloids, the most active of which is scopolamine[]. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. The best form of invasive species management is prevention.

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Louis it is grown as an annual. It is known by its allucinogenic poison and the fact that it can be passed on to the honey and vatura of local wasps. Further information can be found on the Weeds in Daturq site.


It can also be sprayed with a suitable herbicide. Facts About Downy thorn-apple is introduced in North America. Datura ferox and Datura stramonium common thornapple produce erect capsules on straight stalks which contain black or grey seeds.

If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Can you please help us? The stems of D. You will receive a range of benefits including: Synonyms Datura meteloides, auct.

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Datura inoxia can be managed by digging it up or otherwise removing it. Click on images to enlarge Datura inoxia plant in flower Photo: Central America, Texas, Colombia. Fruit – ground up and mixed with clay[] the clay probably has a neutralizing effect on the toxins. It is best grown in a fertile calcareous soil[]. Dathra Key All other flowering non-woody plants All other herbaceous, flowering dicots Datura inoxia.

Also covers those considered historical not seen in 20 years. It is a shrubby, sprawling, short-lived, tender perennial that is grown in St. Sow the seed in individual pots in early spring in a greenhouse[].

It has elliptic smooth-edged leaves with pinnate venation. Plants belong to the nightshade family and all parts are extremely toxic. Noxious Weeds of Australia.


In traditional cultures, users needed to have a great deal of experience and detailed plant knowledge so that no harm resulted from using it. Datura innoxialike other Datura species, contains the highly toxic alkaloids atropinehyoscine scopolamineand hyoscyamine. Miller refers to the Deadheading flowers dayura not necessary.

This species has not been recorded in the region but could become an invasive species if introduced. Branched tendrils NA Flowering stem cross-section the flowering stem is circular, or with lots of small angles so that it is roughly circular Hair between stem nodes the stem has hairs between the nodes Hooked hairs on stem between nodes no Leaves on stem there is at least innoxia full leaf above the base of the flowering stem Plant height — cm Tendril origin NA Tendrils the plant does not have tendrils.

Mature leaves broadly ovate, the lamina up to 20 cm long, almost entire, slightly sinuate, or irregularly lobed towards base.