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Other WildflowerDatura stramonium

Common Thornapple at Paddys River, ACT

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Datura stramonium at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Feb 2019
Datura stramonium at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Feb 2019
Datura stramonium at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Feb 2019
Datura stramonium at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Feb 2019

Identification history

Other Wildflower Datura stramonium 7 Feb 2019 BettyDonWood
Other Wildflower Datura stramonium 7 Feb 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Genus Datura 5 Feb 2019 davobj

Author's notes

Devil's Trumpets Genus Datura

12 comments

davobj wrote:
   5 Feb 2019
Devil's Trumpets Genus Datura
   5 Feb 2019
I am beta testing my key to plants of SE NSW and tried it out on this assuming that the plant was 0.3-1 m high and has seed cases with prickles. It did not come out to anything sensible. This plant is not either Datura ferox nor Datura stramonium, the two species of Datura in the key. Nor anything else in the tomato family.
This means that it is a plant not in my key. I deliberately left out rarer weeds to keep the number of species down to 3,000.
Mike wrote:
   5 Feb 2019
The patch of D. stramonium nearest to me has been mowed so I can't do a comparison. The seed pods are like Datura stramonium. The leaves look a bit stressed and a picture of some of the larger leaves on the plant would help.
   5 Feb 2019
https://apps.lucidcentral.org/plants_se_nsw/text/entities/datura_stramonium.htm
   5 Feb 2019
Leaves and pod seem to match to Datura wrightii
http://www.flora.sa.gov.au/efsa/lucid/Solanaceae/Solanaceae%20species/key/Australian%20Solanaceae%20species/Media/Html/Datura_wrightii.htm
Mike wrote:
   5 Feb 2019
D. wrightii is probably a better fit than D. Inoxia.
   5 Feb 2019
The way the veins are arranged in the leaves is similar to the arrangement in Datura wrightii. However i am not sure this plant is hairy enough. In addition stalks of the seed cases of Datura wrightii curve down as it matures, which some of these do not appear to do. On the whole though I agree with Michael.
So a specimen to the australian national herbarium or the botanic gardens?
davobj wrote:
   5 Feb 2019
Hi, I will get some more detailed pics tomorrow.
   6 Feb 2019
Thanks Davob - Dature wrightiii has not been recorded before in the ACT so we are unfamiliar with exactly how it looks and it's sighting is of interest.
davobj wrote:
   6 Feb 2019
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20084643 has all pics added, easier to add extras.
   7 Feb 2019
I think the combination of leaf and seed pod characteristics mean that it is just common thorn apple
davobj wrote:
   7 Feb 2019
Thanks

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Medium Weed or Pest

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