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Datura ferox

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 86372

Type of plant - annual
Flower or inflorescence: WHITE, BLUE tinged, to 6cm., frag.
Fruit: large spiny capsules, ornamental
Foliage: rhomb.-ov., lobed, aromatic
Height, in meters: 1.5
Height, in feet: 4.95
Datura ferox sales history
Parts of Datura ferox are considered toxic.

Common names for Datura ferox:

(homeo:tincture of datura),  Chinese Thornapple,  Fierce Thorn-apple,  Grootstinkblaar,  Large Thorn-apple,  Long-spined Thorn-apple,  Longspine Thornapple, 

Datura ferox is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

19:   Everlasting and Dried Flower Seeds Australian and Other
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.
44:   Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
51:   Chinese Native and Introduced Plants
53:   Bedding Plant Seed List
78:   South Eastern European Native and Introduced Plants
108:   North West Asian Native Plant Seeds
131:   Toxic Plants
Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.
626:  Solanaceae
720:   Fire Resistant Plants
Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.

Happier and Healthier Plants, Naturally

plant-fungus communities, for improved nutrition, and disease and drought resistance.

Germination guide for Datura ferox

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Datura ferox seeds will usually germinate in 21-42 days.
Sow Datura ferox seeds about 3mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 15°C.

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