Nicotiana tomentosiformis

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Nicotiana tomentosiformis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Nicotiana
Species: N. tomentosiformis
Binomial name
Nicotiana tomentosiformis

Nicotiana tomentosiformis is a perennial herbaceous plant. It is a wild species of tobacco native to the Yungas Valley region in the eastern piedmont of the Andes Mountains, primarily in Bolivia.

Recent genetic evidence suggests it is one of the parent species of the common domesticated tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), which was hybridized along with the species Nicotiana sylvestris, and possibly Nicotiana otophora[1][2]


  1. ^ Nan Ren and Michael P. Timko (August 2001). "AFLP analysis of genetic polymorphism and evolutionary relationships among cultivated and wild Nicotiana species" (PDF). Genome. 44 (4): 559–571. doi:10.1139/gen-44-4-559. PMID 11550889. 
  2. ^ Murad, L.; et al. (August 2002). "The origin of tobacco's T genome is traced to a particular lineage within Nicotiana tomentosiformis (Solanaceae)". American Journal of Botany. 89 (6): 921–928. doi:10.3732/ajb.89.6.921. 

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