Nicotiana obtusifolia

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Nicotiana obtusifolia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Species: N. obtusifolia
Binomial name
Nicotiana obtusifolia
Martens & Galeotti, 1845
Synonyms

Nicotiana trigonophylla Dunal[1][2]

Nicotiana obtusifolia, or desert tobacco, is a plant native to the southwestern United States[3] (from California to Utah to Texas) and Mexico.[2]

It is a woody perennial herb growing up to about 80 centimeters in maximum height. The leaves have blades up to 10 centimeters long, the lower ones borne on short petioles, the upper ones smaller and clasping the stem. The funnel-shaped flower is white or green-tinged, its tubular throat up to 2.6 centimeters long.


Nicotiana obtusifolia in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nicotiana trigonophylla, Nomen number: 25314". Germplasm Resources Information Network Taxonomy for Plants. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Nicotiana obtusifolia". Jepson Manual. 1993. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  3. ^ "Nicotiana obtusifolia". PLANTS. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 

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