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Drawing of D. Inoxia
|Common names||devil's trumpets, angel's trumpets, moonflowers, Jimsonweed, devil's weed, hell's bells, thorn-apple|
|Active constituents||Tropane alkaloids|
Datura is a genus of nine species of poisonous vespertine flowering plants belonging to the family Solanaceae. Also known as devil's trumpets, moonflowers, Jimsonweed, devil's weed, hell's bells, thorn-apple, and many more.
The precise and natural distribution of daturas is uncertain, owing to its extensive cultivation and naturalization throughout the temperate and tropical regions of the globe. Its distribution within the Americas and North Africa, however, is most likely restricted to the United States and Mexico and Southern Canada in North America, and Tunisia in Africa, where the highest species diversity occurs.
All species of Datura are poisonous, especially their seeds and flowers. Daturas are not to be confused with angel's trumpets, its closely related genus Brugmansia.
- D. ceratocaula Jacq. – torna loco
- D. discolor Bernh. – desert thorn-apple
- D. ferox L. – long-spined thorn-apple
- D. inoxia Mill. – thorn-apple, downy thorn-apple, Indian-apple, moonflower, sacred datura, toloatzin, toloache
- D. leichhardtii F.Muell. ex Benth. (syn. D. pruinosa) – Leichhardt's datura
- D. metel L. – devil's trumpet
- D. quercifolia Kunth – oak-leaf thorn-apple
- D. stramonium L. (syn. D. inermis) – jimsonweed, thorn-apple
- D. wrightii Regel – sacred datura, sacred thorn-apple