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1. Nicotiana plumbaginifolia Viv., Elench. Pl. Hort. Dinegro. 26. t. 5. 1802. Clarke. l.c. 246; Kashyap, Lah. Dist. Fl. 182.1936; Nair in Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 21 (1): 184.1978.


An erect viscid-pubescent plant up to 1 m tall, branched. Leaves radical and cauline. sessile, variable in size, 9-28 x 3.5-9.5 cm, elliptic-oblong or oblanceolate, entire or ± wavy, cuneate to decurrent. Panicles up to 15 cm long, lax. Pedicel up to 10 mm long, glandular-pubescent. Calyx 7-9 mm long, nervose; lobes linear-lanceolate. Corolla pink, tube 3.5-4.0 cm long, limb 10 mm broad; lobes 5, acute. Anthers shorter than filaments, ± oblong; filaments ± 20 mm long. Ovary ± 2.5 mm long. Capsule 8-10 mm long, ovoid, ± included in the persistent calyx. Seeds less than 1 mm long, subglobose to angular, minutely rugose-reticulate, brown.

Fl. Per.: March through August, sporadic.

Type: Cultivated material of uncertain provenance.

Distribution: Tropical America, widely naturalised elsewhere.

A weed, native to Mexico and the W. Indies, often found in waste places near water.


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