Nicotiana glauca Graham

Tree Tobacco

Bot. Mag. 55: t. 2837 ; Edinburgh New Philos. (1828) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect, often spindly tall shrub or small tree to 6 m high, perennial, soft-wooded; branches glabrous, new growth and inflorescence very sparsely pubescent with simple hairs. Leaves ovate or elliptic, 2–13(–35) cm long, 0.5–4(–7) cm wide, apex acute or obtuse, base obtuse, glaucous, glabrous; petiole 1–6(–12) cm long. Inflorescences terminal, panicle-like, short, dense. Flowers on short indistinct pedicels; calyx tubular, 7–17 mm long, glabrous except for margins of teeth; corolla yellow, tube 20–40 mm long, 3–6 mm wide at apex of calyx, pubescent, limb 8–13 mm diam., lobes obtuse; stamens more or less equal, all inserted in lower half of corolla-tube, filaments 19–29 mm long. Capsule ellipsoid to suborbicular, 7–13 mm long; seeds broad-ovoid to reniform, 0.5–0.9 mm long, wrinkled or honeycombed. Flowers mainly spring (but throughout the year).

*CVU, *DunT, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *GGr, *LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *MSB, *NIS, *OtP, *RobP, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Native to Argentina. Widespread in drier inland parts of western Victoria often in open and disturbed sites.

Nicotiana x flindersiensis is a hybrid between Nicotiana glauca and N.suaveolens. An unnamed hybrid between N. glauca and N. velutina was collected in the Hattah Lakes area in 1994. Both appear to be sterile F1 hybrids.

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 glauca in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Nicotiana glauca in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Scroll Belt present naturalised
Robinvale Plains present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Otway Plain present introduced
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present introduced
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present introduced

State distribution

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