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Nicotiana occidentalis

Citation: H. Wheeler, Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 18:52 (1935) subsp. obliqua N. Burb., Aust. J. Bot. 8:364, pl. 8:fig. 2 (1960).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Herb to 0.7 m high or more, densely pubescent with sticky ellipsoid-headed glandular hairs; leaves radical and cauline, basal ones with broadly winged and usually slightly stem-clasping petioles to 5 rarely 16 cm long, upper leaves sessile, auriculate and slightly stem-clasping; lamina to 14 rarely 20cm long, elliptic or narrowly so, upper leaves lanceolate to linear.

Inflorescence few-branched, paniculate; lower bracts usually leafy; calyx 7-14 mm long; corolla tube usually 15-36 mm long, 1.5-3 rarely 4 mm wide at the top of the calyx; limb 10-25 mm diam., lobes emarginate; upper 4 stamens level or in pairs of slightly unequal length; capsule 7-14 mm long, ovoid to ellipsoid or narrowly so; seeds 0.6-0.9 mm long, angled or reniform or occasionally C-shaped; testa irregularly honeycombed or wrinkled, the wrinkles occasionally transversely aligned across the seed.

Published illustration: Horton (1981) J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 3:18, fig. 7b.

Distribution:  Grows in sandy or rocky areas, often along creeklines or in shelter of boulders or trees.

  W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: mostly July — Oct.

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