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.
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Notes: A Linnean specimen, probably from N. America
Derivation of specific name: rustica: of wild places
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Worldwide distribution: Native to South America but now widely distributed in warm parts of both hemispheres.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
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Literature:

Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Pages 16 - 17.

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Flora of Malawi: Nicotiana rustica
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Nicotiana rustica
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Nicotiana rustica

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nicotiana rustica
African Plant Database: Nicotiana rustica
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Nicotiana rustica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nicotiana rustica
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Nicotiana rustica
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Wikipedia: Nicotiana rustica


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Nicotiana rustica.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150860, retrieved 18 February 2020

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