Nicotiana tabacum

Scientific name: Nicotiana tabacum L.
Botanical family: SOLANACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)

Dominican Republic:

  • tabaco
  • tabak

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Annual, glandular-pubescent, robust herb, 1-3 m high. Leaves sub-sessile, oblong, lanceolate to elliptic, 10-50 cm x 3-30 cm, base decurrent on stem, apex acute to acuminate, margins entire, membranous; inflorescence a terminal panicles to 30 cm long, corolla pink, 5 cm long; fruit an ovoid capsule, 15-20 mm long; seeds brown, ridged, globose or ellipsoid, 0.5 mm long.







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