Nicotiana rustica L.

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Status: Introduced
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.
Derivation of specific name: rustica: of wild places
Habitat: River beds, formerly cultivated areas and waste places.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to South America but now widely distributed in warm parts of both hemispheres.
Mozambique distribution: T
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Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Pages 16 - 17.

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Flora of Malawi: Nicotiana rustica
Flora of Zambia: Nicotiana rustica
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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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nicotiana rustica
Plants of the World Online: Nicotiana rustica
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Wikipedia: Nicotiana rustica

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Nicotiana rustica., retrieved 21 July 2024

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