Nicotiana goodspeedii H.-M.Wheeler

Small-flower Tobacco

Univ. Calif. Publ. Bot. 18: 63 (1935) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect herb to 1 m high, often multi-stemmed; branches usually glabrous or almost so. Leaves mostly radical, elliptic to spathulate, to 20 cm long, to 5 cm wide, apex acute or obtuse, base attenuate, usually glabrous; petiole to 8 cm long, narrowly winged; upper cauline leaves narrower, usually sessile. Inflorescences terminal, panicle-like, usually few-branched, pubescent with glandular hairs. Flowers on pedicels to c. 15 mm long; calyx campanulate or tubular, 4–12 mm long, pubescent, intersepalar membranes usually conspicuous; corolla white, tube 8–20 mm long, 1–3 mm wide at apex of calyx, pubescent, limb 5–12 mm diam., lobes obtuse or notched; stamens unequal, upper 4 filaments to 4.5 mm long, lower filament 4–10 mm long. Capsule ellipsoid to ovoid-ellipsoid, 5–10 mm long; seeds C-shaped, 0.5–1.0 mm long, wrinkled. Flowers mainly spring and summer.

MuM, MSB, VRiv. Also WA, SA, NSW. In Victoria, confined to the north-west where rare and found mostly in alkaline soils, often in sand overlying limestone.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Solanaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-06-18
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Solanales
family Solanaceae
genus Nicotiana
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Nicotiana goodspeedii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Nicotiana goodspeedii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Gippsland Plain present cultivated

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory