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Datura spp.
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Solanaceae
Genus :
Datura
Species :
ceratocaula; inoxia; metel; stramonium; ...
COMMON NAMES
Jimson Weed; Devil's Apple; Thorn Apple; Stinkweed; Devil's Weed; Malpitte; Moonflower; Toloache (D. inoxia)
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Deliriant
DESCRIPTION
Datura is a woody-stalked, leafy herb growing up to 2 meters. It produces spiney seed pods and large white or purple trumpet-shaped flowers that face upward. Most parts of the plant contain atropine, scopolamine, and hyoscyamine. It has a long history of use both in S. America and Europe and is known for causing delirious states and poisonings in uninformed users.
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