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Datura

(da-tū'ră),
A genus of solanaceous plants. Several species (Datura arborea, Datura fastuosa, Datura ferox, and Datura sanguinea) are used in Brazil, India, and Peru to produce unconsciousness. The seeds contain hyoscine (scopolamine), an alkaloid with an anticholinergic action similar to that of atropine.
[Hind.]

datura

(də-to͝or′ə, -tyo͝or′ə)
n.
Any of several plants of the genus Datura in the nightshade family, having trumpet-shaped flowers up to 25 centimeters (10 inches) long and usually prickly fruits. The leaves and seeds yield alkaloids with narcotic properties. Also called thorn apple.

datura,

n See jimsonweed.

Datura

a genus of toxic plants in the family Solanaceae; contain tropane alkaloids including hyoscine (scopolamine), hyoscyamine, atropine which cause excitement, restlessness, pupillary dilation, dryness of the oral mucosa. Poisoning in animals is rare and usually results from eating crushed seeds. Includes D. candida (Brugmansia, angel's trumpet), D. ferox (false castor oil plant, thorn apple), D. inoxia, D. leichhardtii, D. metel, D. meteloides, D. sanguinea (Brugmansia sanguinea), D. suaveolens (Brugmansia suaveolens), D. wrightii.
D. stramonium is also reported to cause arthrogryposis in piglets when fed to their dams. Fortunately the plant is very unpalatable. Called also devil's food, devil's trumpet, false castor oil plant, Jamestown lily, Jamestown weed, jimson weed, mad apple, thorn apple.
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Datura stramonium is a wildly growing plant found in West Virginia and temperate regions throughout the world that is sometimes abused by teens and young adults because of its hallucinogenic effects.
Datura is extremely dangerous and users may easily take a fatal overdose, said the doctor.
The datura stramonium - known as devil's trumpet or locoweed - is usually found in much hotter parts of the world.
According to experts, a fruit held by a satyr in the bottom right of the painting belongs to Datura stramonium, a plant with a history of sending people mad and making them want to bare all.
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The selected medicinal plants Vitex negundo (leaves), Argemone maxicana (roots), Moringa oleifera (bark), Solanum virgirnianum fruit) and Datura metel (roots) were collected in the month of November 2006 from a field near Nanded City (MS), while the Cuminum cyminum (seeds) and Zingiber officinale (rhizome) were purchased from the local market at Nanded city (MS).
It is often called Datura, although the taxonomists would now prefer that we called it Brugmansia and it has one overriding problem that we should all be aware of; all parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested and so it should be kept out of the way of vulnerable adults and young children
Datura metel Ballerina Tutu: This half-hardy perennial which needs frost protection produces beautiful, double, upward-facing pale pink flowers with a light scent.
Suttons)CONSERVATORY OR SHELTERED SPOTn Datura met el `Ballerina Tutu': This half-hardy perennial which needs frost protection produces beautiful, double, upward-facing pale pink flowers with a light scent.
Add flowers too, especially if they have a rich tropical fragrance like Bouvardia long/flora or datura.
Her Bell Song dazzled sufficiently, but never without a sense of its purpose in the drama, and when, in the last act, she ingested the fatal datura, her last phrases had the lyrically scented evanescen ce of a delicate perfume wafted on the gentlest of breezes.