Datura stramonium L.

 
  • Family : SOLANACEAE
    (NIGHTSHADE FAMILY OR BRINJAL FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Solanaceae
  • Species : Datura stramonium
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Datura stramonium L.
  • Common name : Thorn Apple, Stramonium
  • Vernacular name : Dhatura (Hin.); Ummati gida (Kan.); Ummatta (Tel.); Duddura, Datura (Tel.)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : America
  • Comments : Occasional in wastelands, roadsides and hills up to 2000 m. The alkaloid 'scopalamine', present in the plant is an acetyl choline receptor. Has a variety of medicinal use.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Warm temperate countries; Introduced in tropics
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Datura stramonium. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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