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Nicotiana alata
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

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.

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