Nicotiana simulans N.T.Burb. APNI*
Description: Herb to 1.2 m high, variably pubescent with glandular hairs.
Leaves radical and cauline, or mostly radical, elliptic, to 23 cm long and to 12 cm wide, with petiole to 9 cm long, narrow to broad winged, the base usually slightly stem-clasping; cauline leaves lanceolate or elliptic, petiolate or upper ones sessile and slightly stem-clasping.
Inflorescences panicle-like, few-branched; lower bracts occasionally leafy. Calyx 5–17 mm long. Corolla tube 20–40 mm long, ≤ 3.5 mm wide at top of calyx; limb usually 10–20 mm diam., the lobes notched. Cleistogamous flowers with much shorter corolla tube occasionally present. Two of upper 4 anthers usually above the other 2.
Capsule ovoid to ellipsoid, 5–13 mm long.
Flowering: throughout year but chiefly spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in arid areas in sandy and rocky soils, north from Rankins Springs.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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