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Family: Solanaceae
Nicotiana simulans

Citation: N. Burb., Aust. J. Bot. 8:365, fig. 10, pl. 16:fig. 1 (1960).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Herb to 0.7 m high or more, usually densely pubescent with glandular hairs; leaves radical and cauline or mostly radical, the lower cauline ones with fairly narrowly winged and usually slightly stem-clasping petioles to 5 rarely 9 cm long, upper cauline ones subsessile to sessile and often slightly stem-clasping; lamina to 10 rarely 23 cm long, elliptic or occasionally spathulate (rarely broadly so), narrower on upper leaves to narrow-ovate or -elliptic to lanceolate (rarely linear).

Inflorescence few-branched, paniculate; lower bracts occasionally leafy; calyx usually 8-15 mm long; corolla tube 22-38 mm long, rarely longer, 1.5-2.5 rarely 3.5 mm wide at the top of the calyx; limb usually 10-20 mm diam., lobes usually emarginate; upper 4 stamens almost level or usually in pairs of slightly unequal length.

Capsule usually 8-11 mm long, ovoid to ellipsoid; seeds mostly 0.7-0.9 mm long, reniform or acutely angled; testa honeycombed or irregularly so.

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

S.Aust.: NW, LE, GT, FR, EA, EP.   W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: mostly May — Oct.

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Biology: No text

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