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Nicotiana glauca

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Family: SolanaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Annual to shrub. Leaf: generally simple, generally alternate, generally petioled; stipules 0; blade entire to deeply lobed. Inflorescence: various. Flower: bisexual; calyx lobes generally 5; corolla +- radial, cylindric to rotate, lobes generally 5; stamens 5, on corolla tube, alternate lobes; ovary superior, generally 2-chambered, style 1. Fruit: berry, loculicidal or septicidal capsule, [(drupe)], 2--5-chambered.
Genera In Family: 75 genera, 3000 species: worldwide, especially +- tropics; many alien weeds in California; many cultivated for food, drugs, or ornamental (potato, tomato, peppers, tobacco, petunia); Toxicity: many TOXIC. Note: Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn. is a waif.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael H. Nee
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: NicotianaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: TOBACCO
Habit: Annual to small tree. Leaf: +- basal or not; margin entire, +- wavy or not. Inflorescence: raceme or panicle, terminal; lower bracts leaf-like. Flower: calyx 5-lobed, +- enlarging, not fully enclosing fruit; corolla generally radial, generally funnel-shaped to salverform; stamens 5, equal or 1 smaller. Fruit: septicidal capsule. Seed: many, minute, angled.
Species In Genus: +- 60 species: generally America; Nicotiana tabacum L. widely cultivated, tobacco of commerce. Etymology: (J. Nicot, said to have introduced tobacco to Eur, 1530--1600) Toxicity: Seriously TOXIC to livestock.

Nicotiana glauca Graham
Habit: Shrub, small tree, glabrous, glaucous; wood soft. Leaf: 5--21 cm, petioled, generally +- ovate. Inflorescence: bracts < 5 mm, linear. Flower: calyx +- 10 mm, lobes < tube, +- unequal, triangular; corolla 30--35 mm, +- cylindric, yellow; stamens +- equal, attached below tube middle. Fruit: 7--15 mm.
Ecology: Open, disturbed flats or slopes; Elevation: < 1100 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRI, c&s SNF, GV, CW, SW, D; Distribution Outside California: to southern United States, Mexico; Africa, Mediterranean; native to South America. Flowering Time: Apr--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael H. Nee
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Citation for this treatment: Michael H. Nee 2016. Nicotiana glauca, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 05, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 05, 2016.

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Geographic subdivisions for Nicotiana glauca:
NCoRI, c&s SNF, GV, CW, SW, D;
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(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).

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