Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Datura ferox L.

Datura ferox


Family: Solanaceae
Full name: Datura ferox L.
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Groot stinkblaar, Mak olieboom, Pietjielaporte, Stinkblaar, Stinkblaarwort, Stinkolieblaar, Stinkolieblaarboom, Blou stinkolie, Malpitte
English common name(s): Large thorn apple, Apple of Peru, Dotter, Jimson weed, Prickly apple, (Purple) Stink weed, Long spined thorn apple
Synonym(s): -
Status: Alien
Description: White flowers, calyx up to 25 mm long, relatively few, large spines on fruit. Leaf margins coarsely and irregularly toothed.

Erect, sometimes dichotomously branched annual herb, 30-120 cm. Leaves alternate, unpleasantly scented when crushed, ovate to rhombic-ovate, up to 16 x 12 cm, thinly textured, almost hairless to pubescent, particularly near the base; base often decurrent into the petiole; margin with almost lobe-sized triangular teeth. Flowers solitary in the forks of the branches or axillary. Calyx long and tube-like, up to 3.5 cm long, 5-angled with ovate to triangular-lanceolate unequal apical lobes, 2.5-7 mm long. Corolla white to pale yellowish, rarely pale blue, 4-7 cm long, slightly 5-lobed with narrow acuminate tips. Fruit erect, ovoid-ellipsoid, up to 8 x 6 cm (including spines), covered in robust unequal, narrowly conical spines, up to 2.5 cm long, purple-green to brownish when ripe, regularly dehiscent. All parts of the plant are poisonous. (from Flora of Zimbabwe website)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 23 Mar 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/1000 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 03 Oct 2022

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