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Plant Species of the genus Nicotiana

Information about this genus
Name: Nicotiana
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Most tobacco species are frost tender or at best marginally frost tolerant. They grow best in warm humid climates with ample summer rainfall in full sun or partial shade. The soil should be well-drained and reasonably fertile. Most species are raised from seed sown in spring, though some will grow from cuttings.
Description: Famous as the source of tobacco leaf, this genus encompasses over 65 species, the bulk of which are annuals and perennials native to tropical and subtropical America. A few species are shrubby in habit, though they tend to be softwooded and short lived. Their leaves are usually very large and covered with fine hairs, sticky to the touch, and may exude a fragrance when crushed. The flowers are tubular or bell-shaped, usually white or pastel shades of green, pale yellow, pink or soft red, and if fragrant the scent is often released at night.

Specie Vernacular Zone
alata jasmine tobacco
glauca 8?10
longiflora longflower tobacco
rustica Aztec tobacco
suaveolens Australian tobacco
tabacum cultivated tobacco

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