Nicotiana tabacum

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 Nicotiana tabacum subsp. var.  
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Nicotiana tabacum, Linn. Tobacco. Herbaceous, annual, sometimes bi- or triennial and somewhat shrubby at base, viscid-pubescent: Lvs. thin, half-clasping, somewhat auricled, sessile, more or less decurrent, ovate, oblong, elliptic or lanceolate: fls. pedicellate in bracted panicles or racemes; calyx oblong, teeth unequal; corolla woolly without, "2-3 times longer than the calyx; tubes white or whitish; limb drooping, rose-colored or red; lobes acute or acuminate: caps, nearly equaling the calyx. Trop. Amer. Nees Fl. Germ. 24:461.— The fls. are diurnal. Cult. from earliest times by the Indians and often runs wild. Its commercial cult, being an agricultural subject is not discussed in this work. It is a striking plant in the garden. Var. angustifolia, Comes (N. chinensis, Fisch.). This is a narrow-lvd. variety from China and Java of which there are several hybrids. Intro, into the U. S. in 1906. Var. macrophylla, Schrank. A large-lvd. variety with large red fls., of which there are several horticultural forms, variously listed in the trade as N. grandiflora purpurea, N. atropurpurea grandiflora, N. rubra.

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