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Related to datura: Datura stramonium, Brugmansia


 (də-to͝or′ə, -tyo͝or′ə)
Any of several plants of the genus Datura in the nightshade family, having trumpet-shaped flowers up to 25 centimeters (10 inches) long and usually prickly fruits. The leaves and seeds yield alkaloids with narcotic properties. Also called thorn apple.

[New Latin Datura, genus name, from Hindi dhatūrā, datura, from Sanskrit dhattūraḥ.]


(Plants) any of various chiefly Indian solanaceous plants of the genus Datura, such as the moonflower and thorn apple, having large trumpet-shaped flowers, prickly pods, and narcotic properties
[C16: from New Latin, from Hindi dhatūra jimson weed, from Sanskrit dhattūra]


(dəˈtʊər ə, -ˈtyʊər ə)

n. -ras.
any plant of the genus Datura, of the nightshade family, usu. having tubular flowers and prickly pods: a source of hallucinogenic alkaloids.
Compare jimsonweed.
[1655–65; < New Latin < Hindi dhatūra jimsonweed < Skt dhattūra]
da•tu′ric, adj.
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Noun1.datura - thorn appleDatura - thorn apple        
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
thorn apple - any of several plants of the genus Datura
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These were garlic, Andrographis paniculata (King of bitters); Chilli pepper seeds; lemongrass; Datura stramonium (Thornapple); Bitter kola seeds; tobacco plant; Ocimum gratissimum (Scent leaf); Sansevieria trifasciata (Mother-in-Law tongue); Turnera ulmifolia (Yellow alder); and Vetiveria zizanioides (Poaceae Vetiver).
Six private gardens in the beautiful West-of-Trail neighborhood, like this one on Datura Street, will be open for self-guided tours for the fifth annual extravaganza.
Possible toxins include: opioids, cholinergics, narcotics, cocaine, organophosphates, alcohol, atropinics, cyanides, methanol, heroine, carbon monoxide, camphor, boric acid, heavy metals, datura, hydrocarbons, botulinum, acetone, iron, digoxin, clonidine, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, salicylates, tricyclic antidepressants, theophylline, barbiturates, sedatives, hypnotics, amphetamines, nitrates, nitrites, phenacetin, phenothiazines, arsenic, anticholinergic drugs (such as antihistamines, antidepressants, phenothiazines), anticonvulsants, carbon tetrachloride and plant products such as mushrooms, fava beans, etc.
Datura arborea (floripondio, estramonio o trompeta de angel) pertenece a la familia Solanaceae.
amaltas (Cassia fistula), datura (Datura alba), neem (Azadirachta indica), niazboo (Ocimum basilicum), yellow kaner (Thevetia peruviana) and safeda (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) against the peach fruit fly, Bactrocera zonata (Saunders), at 2% concentration in a free choice bioassays.
Our study is based on this hypothesis; during 2012, an experimental protocol has been set up, on the whole one variety of tomato "TIZIRI" is implanted in association with Datura stramonium L as intercropping, The objective of this trial is to study the evolution of cultivars but also in a biological way without using chemicals products, and the identification of diseases due to insect attacks on the crop.
Introduction: Datura stramonium is a wild plant, which grows in almost every region of Turkey and is found in the native flora.
Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata) leaf, Neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf, Datura (Datura stramonium) leaf, Nilgiri (Eucalyptus citriodora) leaf, Karange (Pongamia pinnata) leaf, Garlic (Allium sativum) bulb, Jangli tulshi (Hiptis suaveolens) leaf, Kara (Holarrhena antidysenterica) leaf and Onion (Allium cepa) bulb extract with one standard fungicides Hinosan (Ediphenphas) were evaluated in vitro for antimicrobial properties against Pyricularia grisea using poisoned food technique.
Poisonous plants encountered in India include [6] (1) contact irritant poisons-castor, calotropis, croton, glory lily, marking nut, papaya, and red pepper; (2) cardiotoxic glycosides--aconite, autumn crocus, and common oleander; (3) neurotoxic plants--calotropis, cassava, datura, strychnos; (4) hepatotoxic plants--neem; and (5) miscellaneous toxic plants and plant products--areca nut and Cleistanthus collinus.
Released in 2012 for the PS3, (http://Plastic's ) IGN says "Datura" takes players to a "drug-laced trip" due to the presence of the hallucinogenic family of flowers, called Datura, in the woods.
Datura seed decoction (31,32) is used as a sedative or sometimes to treat asthma and the tree sap of Ficus cordata (Tha'ab) (36) is used in bites, boils, and burns.