Galapagos Species Checklist

Datura stramonium


Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida (= Dicotyledoneae)
Order Solanales
Family Solanaceae
Genus Datura

Datura stramonium  L.


English common name: Jimson weed, devil's trumpet, devil's weed

Spanish common name: chayotillo, hierba del diablo, burladora, chamico

Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Datura stramonium var. stramonium. The Plant List (2017). Syn.: Brugmansia stramonium; Jørgensen et al. (2010) as Datura tatula L.

Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.

Last updated: 16 Oct 2017


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  • Na

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  • Es

    Taxon introduced for agricultural or domestic use; naturalized in the wild.

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  • AcQ
    Questionable Accidental
  • NaQ
    Questionable Native


Galapagos island groups: Isabela, Santa Cruz, Santiago.

Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.


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