Nicotiana

genus of plants

Nicotiana is a genus of herbaceous plants and shrubs. They grow in the Americas, Australia, south west Africa and the South Pacific. Nicotiana is commonly called tobacco plants. They are grown as ornamental garden plants.

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]

One of the species is N. tabacum. It is grown worldwide to make tobacco leaf for cigarettes and other tobacco products.

ReferencesEdit

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