Nicotiana × sanderae

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Nicotiana × sanderae
6H Nicotiana × sanderae.jpg
A red cultivar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Species: N. × sanderae
Binomial name
Nicotiana × sanderae
W.Watson

Nicotiana × sanderae is a hybrid of the tobacco species Nicotiana alata and Nicotiana forgetiana.[1] It is the most common Nicotiana variety found and sold in the United Kingdom. Nicotiana × sanderae requires soft soil mixed with sand to thrive. The plant will grow to heights of 3 feet (0.91 m) and will give off a sweet scent in the evening, like most Nicotiana plants.[citation needed] Nicotiana × sanderae are not hardy against frost and will die if they come in contact with it. They withstand drought. Because of their size, N. × sanderae are used as a house or garden plant.

An analytical study published in 1963 concluded that N. × sanderae leaves have a low nicotine concentration and a moderately low nornicotine concentration.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Harold, Smith; Dorothy, Abashian (1963). "Chromatographic investigations on the alkaloid content of Nicotiana species and interspecific combinations". American Journal of Botany. 50 (5): 435–447. doi:10.2307/2440313. JSTOR 2440313.