Nicotiana occidentalis subsp. hesperis

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Nicotiana occidentalis subsp. hesperis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Species: N. occidentalis
Subspecies: N. o. subsp. hesperis
Trinomial name
Nicotiana occidentalis subsp. hesperis
(N.T.Burb.) P.Horton

Nicotiana occidentalis subsp. hesperis is a short-lived herb native to Australia.

Description[edit]

It grows as an erect annual or short-lived perennial herb, from ten to 50 centimetres high, with white flowers.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

It was first published in 1960 by Nancy Tyson Burbidge, who give it species rank as Nicotiana hesperis.[2] In 1981, Philippa Horton demoted it to a subspecies of Nicotiana occidentalis.[3]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is endemic to Western Australia, being fairly widespread through mid-latitude parts. It is most common along the coast, but is also found well inland, such as north of Kalgoorlie.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nicotiana occidentalis subsp. hesperis (N.T.Burb.) P.Horton". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 
  2. ^ "Nicotiana hesperis N.T.Burb.". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government. 
  3. ^ "Nicotiana occidentalis subsp. hesperis (N.T.Burb.) P.Horton". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.