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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Annual to subshrub, hairs ± 0 or simple, ill-smelling.
Leaf: entire to deeply lobed.
Inflorescence: flowers 1 in branch forks.
Flower: calyx circumscissile near base, leaving ± rotate collar in fruit; corolla funnel-shaped, white or ± purple, lobes 5(10); stamens attached below tube middle; ovary 2- or 4-chambered.
Fruit: capsule, leathery or woody, prickly; valves 2–4 or irregular.
Seed: ± flat, black, brown, gray-brown, or tan.
± 13 species: warm regions, especially Mex; several ornamental, some source of drugs. (Hindu: ancient name) All species. TOXIC.
1. Corolla 15–20 cm; calyx 8–12 cm, ribbed; seeds tan ..... D. wrightii
1' Corolla 4.5–16 cm; calyx 2–9 cm, angled or winged; seeds black or gray-brown
2. Fr nodding, prickles many, weak; stem gray-hairy ..... D. discolor
2' Fr erect, prickles few, stout; stem ± glabrous to sparsely hairy
3. Fr prickles 8–22 mm; calyx 2–2.5 cm ..... D. ferox
3' Fr prickles 3–10 mm; calyx 3.5–4.5 cm ..... D. stramonium
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