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Family: Solanaceae
Nicotiana gossei

Citation: Domin, Biblthca Bot. 89:1146, pl. 36:figs 2-5 (1929).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Leafy herb to 1 rarely 2 m high, densely pubescent; leaves mostly cauline, sessile, auriculate and stem-clasping, basal ones with broadly winged auriculate stem-clasping petioles to 8 cm long; lamina to 25 rarely 35 cm long, broadly-elliptic, occasionally obovate, to narrow-elliptic or lanceolate and usually fiddle-shaped on upper stems.

Inflorescence few-branched, paniculate; lower bracts occasionally leafy; calyx 15-31 mm long; corolla tube 30-65 mm long, occasionally longer, usually 2-4 mm wide at the top of the calyx; limb 15-35 mm diam., lobes obtuse or occasionally shallowly emarginate; upper 4 stamens level or almost so.

Capsule 10-16 mm long, ellipsoid to ovoid; seeds 0.7-0.9 mm long, acutely angled or reniform; testa irregularly honeycombed or wrinkled.

image of FSA3_Nicotiana_gos.jpg Flowering branch.
Image source: fig. 569B in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Horton (1981) J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 3:25, fig. 9b.

Distribution:  Grows amongst rocks on major range systems.

S.Aust.: NW.   N.T.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: mainly July — Sept.

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