Common name: Tree Tobacco
Nicotiana glauca Graham APNI*
Description: Erect, often spindly, tree-like shrub to 6 m high; branches and leaves glabrous, new growth and inflorescences sparsely hairy.
Leaves ovate or elliptic, mostly to 13 cm long and to 5 cm wide, lamina glaucous, glabrous; petiole usually < 6 cm long, terete or narrowly winged near lamina.
Inflorescences terminal, panicle-like, short, dense. Calyx 7–17 mm long. Corolla tube 20–40 mm long, 3–6 mm wide at top of calyx, narrowed at base; limb 8–13 mm diam., lobes obtuse. Stamens almost equal in height, the filaments 19–29 mm long, all inserted in lower half of corolla tube.
Capsule ± ellipsoid or rarely subcircular, 7–13 mm long; pedicel curved or reflexed in fruit.
Flowering: throughout year but chiefly spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Naturalized in open and disturbed areas; widely distributed. Native of Argentina.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *NFWP, *SFWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *W.A. *S.A. *N.T.
Known to form hybrids with the native species N. suaveolens, N. simulans and N. goodspeedii.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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