7434.000 Nicotiana L. - 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.

Derivation of name: after Jean Nicot, who introduced tobacco to France in the late 16th century.

Worldwide: 67 species in America (mainly Andean S America and Mexico), S Pacific islands, Australia and one in Namibia.

Zambia: 0 cultivated taxa.

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Other sources of information about Nicotiana:

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Flora of Botswana: Nicotiana
Flora of Malawi: Nicotiana
Flora of Mozambique: Nicotiana
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Nicotiana
Flora of Zambia: Nicotiana
Flora of Zimbabwe: Nicotiana
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Nicotiana

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Nicotiana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Nicotiana
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Nicotiana
Wikipedia: Nicotiana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nicotiana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Nicotiana

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Nicotiana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1254, retrieved 8 February 2023

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