Tall Datura
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Tall Datura
P Introduced Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Tall Datura
Botanical name: Brugmansia x candida    Family: Solanaceae (Potato family)
Synonyms: Datura arborea sensu G.S. Puri & Mahajan

Tall Datura is a shrub growing from 5-16 ft tall. Its bark is grayish in color and very thin. The leaves are alternate, up to 40 cm long, with wavy margins. The flowers are drooping and white, pink, or yellow in color, with a sweet scent that is common throughout the day, but mostly during the evening. They reach up to 60 cm long. The flower will eventually mature into drooping green capsule fruit. Tall Datura is a hybrid, widely cultivated.

Identification credit: J.M. Garg Photographed in Panchagani, Maharashtra.

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