Talumpunay – Scientific name: Datura metel Linn.


English: Thorn apple
Tagalog: Talumpunay

Thorn Apple, also called jimsonweed in the United States, common name for a plant native to North America and now naturalized around the world.

The plant is a large annualherb with conspicuous white-to-purple flaring, tubular flowers up to 10 cm (4 in) long and large, round, spiny fruits. The alkaloids, produced in the leaves, seeds, and other parts of the plant, are poisonous; eating them can result in convulsions, coma, and even death.

Scientific classification: Thorn apple belongs to the family Solanaceae. It is classified as Datura stramonium.

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