Angel’s trumpet Datura metel, from here.

Belongs within: Solanoideae.

Datura, the thorn apples or jimson weeds, is a genus of mostly herbaceous plants with spiny fruits. Some species are agriculturally significant due to their high toxicity to livestock.

    |--‘Iochroma’ cardenasianumOB08
    |--Brugmansia Persoon 1805OB08, L95
    |    |--B. aureaOB08
    |    |--B. × candida Pers. 1805 [=Datura candida (Pers.) Safford 1921; incl. D. arborea Ruiz & Pavón 1799 (preoc.)]L95
    |    |--B. sanguineaOB08
    |    |--B. suaveolens (Willd.) Bercht. & Presl 1823 [=Datura suaveolens H. & B. ex Willd. 1809]L95
    |    `--B. versicolorL95
    `--Datura L. 1753L95
         |--‘Brugmansia’ arboreaBR65
         |--D. discolorD51
         |--D. feroxH06
         |--D. inoxia Miller 1768L95 [incl. D. meteloidesH93]
         |--D. leichhardtiiM99
         |--D. metel L. 1753 [incl. D. fastuosa L. 1759]L95
         |--D. quercifoliaD51
         |--D. stramonium L. 1753L95 [incl. D. stramonium var. tatulaH93]
         `--D. wrightiiH93

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BR65] Black, J. M., & E. L. Robertson. 1965. Flora of South Australia. Part IV. Oleaceae–Compositae. W. L. Hawes, Government Printer: Adelaide.

[D51] Dobzhansky, T. 1951. Genetics and the Origin of Species 3rd ed. Columbia University Press: New York.

[H06] Henderson, L. 2006. Comparisons of invasive plants in southern Africa originating from southern temperate, northern temperate and tropical regions. Bothalia 36 (2): 201–222.

[H93] Hickman, J. C. (ed.) 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California. University of California Press: Berkeley (California).

[L95] Liogier, H. A. 1995. Descriptive Flora of Puerto Rico and Adjacent Islands: Spermatophyta-Dicotyledoneae vol. 4. Melastomataceae to Lentibulariaceae. Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico.

[M99] Matthews, M. 1999. Heliothine Moths of Australia: A guide to bollworms and related noctuid groups. CSIRO Publishing.

[OB08] Olmstead, R. G., L. Bohs, H. A. Migid, E. Santiago-Valentin, V. F. Garcia & S. M. Collier. 2008. A molecular phylogeny of the Solanaceae. Taxon 57 (4): 1159–1181.

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