Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Datura innoxia Mill.

Family: Solanaceae Genus: Datura Species: Datura innoxia Mill.






Synonym Datura guayaquilensis Kunth, Datura meteloides DC. Ex Dunal Flower Color White
Common Name Safed Dhatura Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Sacred Datura, Thorn Apple Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Safed Dhatura Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Upto 200m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details The fruit is an egg-shaped spiny capsule with numerous slender spines about 5 cm in diameter, capsule produce brown seeds, 4-5 mm long
Habitat Weeds of degraded areas, farmland, roadsides Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Central And Southern America, WestIndies, South Western USA. Naturalised In The Mediterranean Area, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India And Malaysia Bark Details Smooth browinish in colour
Distribution in chandigarh Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Erect or sprawling annual or short-lived perennial herb or small shrub, up to c. 2 m. Branches often purple-tinged, softly pubescent and more or less glandular. Leaves alternate, more or less broadly ovate to elliptic, up to 17 × 9.5 cm. flowers solitary in the forks of the branches. Calyx long and tube-like, up to 11.5 cm long. Corolla white or creamy, sometimes purple-tinged, 13-21 cm long. fruit nodding to pendulous, almost round to ovoid, up to 6 × 5.5 cm (including spines), covered with numerous slender spines, 8-12 mm long, purple-green to brownish when ripe, breaking up irregularly Leaf Details Leaves alternate, more or less broadly ovate to elliptic, up to 17 × 9.5 cm

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