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Nicotiana clevelandii


Higher Taxonomy
Family: SolanaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key
Common Name: NIGHTSHADE FAMILY
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.
Etymology: (J. Nicot, said to have introduced tobacco to Eur, 1530--1600) Toxicity: Seriously TOXIC to livestock.
Unabridged Reference: Goodspeed 1954 Chron Bot 16:1--536
Nicotiana clevelandii A. Gray
NATIVE
Habit: Annual 2--6 dm, slender, +- glandular-hairy. Leaf: 3--18 cm; lowermost petioled, elliptic to ovate; upper sessile, lanceolate. Inflorescence: bracts < 30 mm, linear to lanceolate. Flower: calyx 8--10 mm, lobes 4, very unequal (1 > tube), linear; corolla +- salverform, green-white, tube 15--20 mm, limb 8--10 mm wide; stamens unequal, attached +- at 1 level below tube middle. Fruit: 4--6 mm.
Ecology: Generally sandy washes, scrub; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo, ChI (Santa Catalina, Santa Cruz islands), DSon; Distribution Outside California: Arizona, northwestern Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
Jepson eFlora Author: Michael H. Nee
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Citation for this treatment: Michael H. Nee 2012, Nicotiana clevelandii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=34645, accessed on July 13, 2024.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2024, Jepson eFlora, https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on July 13, 2024.

Nicotiana clevelandii
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©2009 Barry Breckling
Nicotiana clevelandii
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©2009 Barry Breckling

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Geographic subdivisions for Nicotiana clevelandii:
SCo, ChI (Santa Catalina, Santa Cruz islands), DSon
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