Nicotiana forsteri Roem. & Schult. APNI*
Synonyms: Nicotiana debneyi Domin subsp. debneyi APNI*
Description: Herb to 1.5 m high, leaves and lower branches sparsely hairy.
Radical leaves, elliptic, to 25 cm long and to 14 cm wide; petiole to 14 cm long, broadly winged, slightly stem-clasping and auriculate at base; cauline leaves smaller, upper ones narrow-elliptic to linear and ± sessile, base auriculate and stem-clasping.
Inflorescences panicle-like, usually many-branched, densely pubescent with glandular hairs. Calyx 4–10 mm long. Corolla tube 10–25 mm long, narrow at base; 1.5–3 mm wide at top of calyx; limb 6–13 mm diam., with lobes broad, obtuse. Upper 4 anthers at the same level or nearly so; staminal filaments 6–11 mm long, inserted in lower half of corolla tube.
Capsule ellipsoid to ovoid, 5–11 mm long.
Flowering: Chiefly Summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in coastal and subcoastal districts; north from Kiama area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by B. J. Conn
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