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Angel's trumpets



This is the fruit of datura. It is famous in many parts of the world, because, this fruit is used as poison for suicide and murder. Especially because, the seeds contain highly toxic tropane alkaloids like scopolamine, hyoscyamine, and atropine. Ref:

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namitha 10 years ago

Thank you Jemma. I totally agree with you, its amazing how bad things come in beautiful packing. When I spotted this Datura flower
in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, I thought " Hey it's a pretty flower",only later, did I learnt about it's poisonous nature.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Nice one. the flowers are pretty,although this is a toxic plant ?

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Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Spotted on Sep 3, 2013
Submitted on Sep 3, 2013

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