Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Fireweed Datura metel

Classification

Solanaceae [family]
Datura [genus] (3)
metel [species]

Classification

Solanaceae [family]
Datura [genus] (3)
metel [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Curaçao
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Curaçao
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Eustatius
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Maarten
  • Natural distribution
  • N. America
  • S. America
  • Distribution description Native to Panamá, Colombia and Northern America.
    Notes on presence status Introduced.

    Publications

    • Axelrod, F.S. 2015. A Systematic Vademecum to the Vascular Plants of Sint Eustatius. 179 pp.
    • Boldingh, I. 1909. The flora of the Dutch West Indian Islands St. Eustatius, Saba and St. Martin. 321 pp. E.j. Brill., Leiden.
    • Debrot, A.O., Freitas, J.A. de 1999. Avifaunal and botanical survey of the Jan Thiel Lagoon Conservation Area, Curaçao. 28. Carmabi Foundation.
    • WCSP 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [link]