7434.000 Nicotiana - Tobaccos
Description of the genus
Unarmed herbs, shrubs or small trees. Inflorescence a terminal panicle-like cyme. Calyx 5-lobed, much shorter than the corolla tube, usually somewhat accrescent in fruit. Corolla white, yellow, pink, red or purplish; tubular with a short limb. Stamens 5; anthers included (in ours), dehiscing by longitudinal slits.
Fruit a capsule with a large number of minute seeds; capsule enclosed by a persistent papery calyx.
Worldwide: 67 species in America (mainly Andean S America and Mexico), S Pacific islands, Australia and one in Namibia.
Other sources of information about Nicotiana:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Nicotiana pageFlora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): NicotianaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: NicotianaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for NicotianaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): NicotianaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Nicotiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1254, retrieved 23 May 2013