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white_flower  Datura inoxia,Downy Thorn Apple Click/tap to enlarge Country intro


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  1. I would really appreciate it if someone could ID this for me
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. It looks like a Datura inoxia (Downy Thorn Apple), although - Datura wrightii or Sacred Datura is similar, but it is difficult to discriminate between them.
      Datura wrightii differs from Datura inoxia in having wider, 5-toothed (instead of 10-toothed) flowers.
      Datura inoxia differs from D. stramonium, D. metel & D. fastuosa in having about 7 to 10 secondary veins on either side of the midrib of the leaf which anastomose by arches at about 1 to 3 mm. from the margin. No anastomosis of the secondary veins are seen in the other 4 major species of Datura.
      More photos here
      Posted 5 years ago

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''Datura inoxia'' is a species in the family Solanaceae. It is native to Central and South America, and introduced in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe.
Common names include thorn-apple, downy thorn-apple, Indian-apple, lovache, moonflower, sacred datura, nacazcul, toloatzin, tolguache or toloache. The scientific name is often cited as ''D. innoxia''. When English botanist Philip Miller first described the species in 1768, he misspelled the Latin word ''innoxia'' when naming it ''D. inoxia''... more

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