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Datura metel

Datura metel
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Copyright: DEVENDRA BHARDWAJ (DevendraBhardwa) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 0 N: 26] (416)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-11
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon F60, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kwiaty [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-22 23:15
Viewed: 5775
Points: 7
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Syn : Datura metel Nees, D. fastuosa L. var alba C.B. Clarke
English name: Hindu datura.
Traditional use: FOLKS OF PURULIA (West Bengal and Rajasthan: Seed: for treatment of leprosy; FOLKS OF RAJASTHAN: Leaf: in guinea-worms; Other uses of seed, leaf and root: in insanity, fever with catarrhal and cerebral complications, diarrhoea, skin diseases and antideptic. It is narcotic, acrid, anodyne, antispasmodic, intoxicating, emetic and useful in asthma; Root: used for treatment of bites from rabbits; Poultice made of leaf: used for epilepsy, ophthalmodynia, otalgia, lumbago, sciatica, neuralgia, mumps and painful swelling.
Modern use: Seed: aphrodisiac, narcotic and antispasmodic and useful in dontalgia, otalgia, gastropathy and skin diseases and for treatment of dandruff and lice; EtOH (50%) extract of plant: anticancer, anthelmintic, spasmogenic and blood pressure depressant; Aquous extract of plant: nematicidal; Leaf extract: antiviral; EtOH extract of leaf and aquous extract of fruit: anticholinergic.
Phytography : Coarse annual herb, may be 2 m tall, stem scented; leaf alternate, petiolate, simple; flowers axillary, peduncled, white or nearly so, 17.5 cm long and may be 12.5 cm in diameter across the mouth; capsules subglobose, 3 cm in diameter, equally spinous on all sides.
Phenology: Flowering: throughout the year; Fruiting: with blunt spines.
Distribution: Throughout India; occasionally grown in gardens.
Ecology and Cultivation: Hills up to 1500 m, occasionally in the plains even to the coast; wild.
Chemical contents: Root: alkaloids, tropane derivatives; Stem: hyoscine, hyoscyamine, Leaf: hyoscine, hyoscyamine, micotianamine; Fruit (pericarp

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-23 0:46]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Power of evocation in me: strong.
Very good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Devendra.

Hi Devendra,
it's a good picure with nice light and good composition.
Well seen fron the dark BG.
Well done.

Hi Devendra,
Excellent shot!
Very nice composition, great lighting,
good background.

Nice shot, the BG accentuates the flower, only suggestion would be to increase the highlights in the flower by about 50% and run noise reduction on the flower top and stems, will bring the flowers strength out even more.


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