Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Atropa L., Sp. Pl. 181 (1753)

Unarmed, perennial herbs, ± erect.  Lvs petiolate, opposite or alternate, simple, rather large, entire.  Fls solitary, axillary.  Calyx 5-toothed, campanulate, accrescent, sometimes almost leaflike.  Corolla  tubular-campanulate, purplish, with short 5-lobed limb.  Stamens 5, included or slightly exserted, subequal;  filaments adnate to base of corolla, = or slightly < corolla, hairy at base.  Stigma peltate.  Fr. a berry, globose or subglobose. Seeds numerous, small.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Atropa L.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.