Gartenflora 8: 193, t. 260 (1859) APNI
Stout herb to 1.2 m high; branches tomentose with retrorse simple hairs, some erect glandular hairs usually also present. Leaves ovate to angular-ovate, mostly 5–16 cm long, 4–10 cm wide, virtually entire or irregularly lobed, apex acute, base cuneate, often asymmetric, both surfaces tomentose; petiole to c. 10 cm long. Flowers erect on short indistinct pedicels; calyx 5-lobed, 6–9 cm long, lobes 10–25 mm long, sometimes not completely separating; corolla 14–20 cm long, white often tinged with lavender toward margin; corolla limb 5-lobed, the lobes ending in a point 5–13 mm long; stamens shortly exserted, anthers 10–14 mm long; style 15–17 cm long, stigma above level of anthers. Capsule subglobose, 2.5–3.5 cm long, deflexed, spiny, opening irregularly; spines numerous, slender, sharp, about equal in length, mostly 3–5 mm long; persistent calyx-base to 10 mm long; seeds 5–6 mm long, yellow-brown to grey-brown. Flowers mainly summer.
*Gold, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *VVP. Also naturalised WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Native to California, Mexico and western Texas. Currently known in Victoria from collections at Boort, Dimboola, Dookie, Maldon and Yarrawonga but possibly more widespread and confused with the similar Datura innoxia.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|