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Datura is a genus of herb and shrub plants belonging to the Solanaceae. Originally from the American continent, different species now grow throughout the globe. Datura arborea, commonly known as Angel’s trump is a woody-stalked, leafy plant growing up to 2 meters. It produces spiney seed pods and large white or purple trumpet-shaped flowers that face upward. Most parts of the plant contain atropine, scopolamine, and hyoscyamine. It has a long history of use both in South America and Europe and is known for causing delirious states and poisonings in uninformed users.

Datura es un género de hierbas y arbustos pertenecientes a las Solanáceas. Originarias del continente Americano, diferentes especies crecen actualmente por todo el mundo. Datura arborea, comúnmente conocida como Floripón es una planta de tallo amaderado y hojas grandes, alcanzando una altura de 2 metros. Produce una cápsula espinosa y grandes flores blancas o violáceas en forma de trompeta que cuelgan hacia abajo. Muchas partes de la planta contienen atropina, escopolamina e hiosina. Posee una larga historia de uso en Sudamérica y es conocida por causar estados de delirio y envenenamiento en usuarios inexpertos.


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