Nicotiana glauca Graham

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Nicotiana glauca

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11, Blue Haze Lane, Umwindsidale

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Common names: Tree tobacco (English) Wild tobacco (English)
Status: Introduced
Hairless, ± succulent, short-lived shrub or small tree, to 6 m. Young growth blue-green, sometimes with a waxy bloom. Leaves broadly lanceolate to elliptic or spathulate, thickly-textured, glaucous or green; petiole not winged. Flowers erect or pendent, in loose panicle-like inflorescences. Corolla 3-4 cm long, green, becoming yellow or orange, tube narrow, with a slight swelling near the apex and constricted slightly above and below the swelling. Fruit oblong-ellipsoid, 8-12 mm long, hairless, splitting above into 4 valves.
Notes: Introduced as a garden ornamental and widely naturalised.
Derivation of specific name: glauca: glaucous, bluish-green
Habitat: Along watercourses and in disturbed places
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Argentina and possibly Bolivia, now extending to S and C America and widely distributed as a weed in warm and warm-temperate regions of both hemispheres
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Images last updated: Friday 13 November 2009

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 106.

Shone, D.K. & Drummond, R.B. (1965). Poisonous Plants of Rhodesia Ministry of Agriculture, Rhodesia Pages 50 - 51. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Nicotiana glauca., retrieved 11 February 2016

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