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(1270) Datura

Reference work entry

1930 YE. Discovered 1930 Dec. 17 by G. Van Biesbroeck at Williams Bay. Independently discovered 1930 Dec. 20 by M. F. Wolf at Heidelberg.

Named for a genus of widely distributed strong-scented herbs, shrubs, or trees of the nightshade family (e.g. hawthorn). (H 116)

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