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Nicotiana megalosiphon Van Heurck & Müll.Arg.
Family Solanaceae
Nicotiana megalosiphon Van Heurck & Müll.Arg. APNI*

Description: Herb to 90 cm high, densely pubescent with glandular hairs.

Leaves radical and cauline or mostly radical, usually all petiolate; lower leaves elliptic to ovate, to 17 cm long and usually to c. 5 cm wide, occasionally to 8 cm; petiole to 9 cm long, usually narrowly winged; the upper cauline ones lanceolate to linear.

Inflorescences panicle-like, few-branched. Calyx 10–20 mm long. Corolla tube 35–95 mm long, ≤ 2.5 mm wide at top of calyx; limb 15–35 mm diam., the lobes usually notched. Upper 4 anthers at about same level, filaments ≤ 2 mm long.

Capsule ovoid-ellipsoid, 7–16 mm long.


Flowering: spring–autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in Acacia and Eucalyptus woodland, north from Narromine.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept:

N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. megalosiphon

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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