Scientific alinafroDenumire - Nicotiana alata
Synonyms - Nicotiana afinis
Popular names - regina noptii, tobacco plant, flowering tobacco, jasmine tabacco.
Distribution and Habitat - native to Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.
Description - Perennial species. Stems branched, 60-90 cm high. Leaves alternate, spatulate-elliptic, obtuse or subacute tip, 10-25.5 cm long, sessile or short petiolate, petiole wing. Flowers grouped in loose raceme, fragrant, white. Calyx 15-25 mm, Campanula. 50-100 mm corolla, tubular to infundibuliforme white-green, limb 15-25 mm. Stamens unequal, inserted at ¼ or 1 / 3 of corolla tube. Fruit capsule 12-17 mm, ovoid.
Growth Rate - fast.
Requirements - prefer rich soil, well drained, clay, sunny or partially shaded in exhibitions.
Propagation - partsn seeds. It resembles in September-October in the field, and in March in the greenhouse, germinate in 14-21 days after sowing. Plants can be transplanted when they have six leaves. Are planted 30 cm between plants. Blooms in 10 to 12 weeks after sowing.
Properties and Uses - cultivated as ornamental species in parks and gardens or in pots.
Curiosity - the genus name 'Nicotiana' was given in honor of Jean Nicot of Villemain, French consul in Lisbon, which in 1560 sent seeds to France.
The first was discovered species Nicotiana rustica, following Columbus's expedition in 1492.
Bergen crassifolia (L.) Fritsch.
Herbaceous perennial forms a bush evergreen basal leaves, stems florifere up to 50 cm tall, dark purple. Leaves 25 cm wide, or elliptic obovata language, rim around the base cuneata, top obtuse, long petiole, 3-9 cm long. Panic blossom, flowers pink or dark pink open.
Lilium bulbiferum - bulbous species, native to Europe, growing in mountain and submontane grasslands and forests from 500-2200 m altitude. Cultivated as ornamental species on all continents.
Abutilon darwinii - ornamental shrub originating in S Brazil. In hot climates are grown as ornamental plants in parks and gardens in cold climates are grown in pots for indoor or greenhouse.
Verbascum blattaria - Herbaceous biennial, glabra bottom of the stem and glandular hairs towards the top, grows spontaneously in the desert and the hot side of cultivated fields, rivers and channels, up to 800 m altitude.
Aesculus hippocastanum - common horsechestnut
Aesculus hippocastanum - is used in parks and gardens, the tree line, solitary or in groups. The flowers are bees, and seeds contain starch, protein, tannin, saponin and edible oil, which can be manufactured soap, technical oil, glue, medicines. Species not produce forest wood is of poor quality.
Lonicera xylosteum - shrub originating from Europe, the Caucasus and Siberia, growing at the edge of deciduous forests, from lowland to 1600 m altitude. They prefer warm places and limestone associated with Cornus sanguinela, Ligustrum vulgare, Prunus padus and Rubus idaeus.