Nicotiana rustica L.

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Status: Introduced
Description:
Somewhat bushy annual or short-lived perennial, to 1 m. Leaves broadly ovate to elliptic, sometimes elliptic-lanceolate or subcircular, 2.5-12.5 cm or more in length, ± fleshy, hairy and sticky; petiole not winged. Flowers often many, in branched, panicle-like terminal inflorescences. Corolla 1.2-2 cm long, greenish to yellow, tube broadly widening and urceolate above. Fruit more or less erect, ± spherical to ellipsoid-ovoid, 7-11 mm long, hairless, splitting above into 4 valves.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rustica: of wild places
Habitat: River beds, formerly cultivated areas and waste places.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
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Worldwide distribution: Native to S America but now widely distributed in warm parts of both hemispheres.
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Nicotiana rustica
Flora of Mozambique: Nicotiana rustica
Flora of Zambia: Nicotiana rustica

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African Plant Database: Nicotiana rustica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Nicotiana rustica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Nicotiana rustica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Nicotiana rustica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Nicotiana rustica
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Nicotiana rustica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nicotiana rustica
Ispot Southern Africa : Nicotiana rustica
JSTOR Plant Science: Nicotiana rustica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Nicotiana rustica
Tropicos: Nicotiana rustica
West African Plants database: Nicotiana rustica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Nicotiana rustica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150860, retrieved 21 December 2014

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