''Datura ferox'', commonly known as Long Spined Thorn Apple or Fierce Thornapple, is a species of ''Datura''. Like all such species, every part of the plant contains deadly toxins that can kill animals that ingest it. Its fruit, red-brown when ripe, has unusually long thorns or spikes.
The species was first described in 1756 by Linnaeus. ''Ferox'' means "strongly fortified," referring to the fearsome-looking spines on the seed pod. It probably originated in southeastern China. Today it.. more