Nicotiana

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Nicotiana
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Flowering Nicotiana tabacum
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Nicotiana

Species

Many

Synonyms

Amphipleis Raf.
Blenocoes Raf.
Dittostigma Phil.
Eucapnia Raf.
Langsdorfia Raf.
Lehmannia Spreng.
Perieteris Raf.
Polydiclis (G.Don) Miers
Sairanthus G.Don
Siphaulax Raf.
Tabacum Gilib.
Tabacus Moench
Waddingtonia Phil.[2]

Nicotiana is a genus of herbaceous plants and shrubs. They grow in the Americas, Australia, south west Africa and the South Pacific. The common name for plant species of the genus Nicotiana is tobacco plants.

One of the species is N. tabacum. It is grown worldwide to make tobacco leaf for cigarettes and other tobacco products. Other species are grown as ornamental garden plants.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Genus Nicotiana". Taxonomy. UniProt. Retrieved 2009-11-28.
  2. "Nicotiana L." Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2006-04-13. Archived from the original on 2010-08-20. Retrieved 2010-06-03.