Nicotiana ×flindersiensis Nicholls

Victorian Naturalist 53: 64 (1936) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Introduced

Erect herb to 120 cm high; branches glabrous. Leaves ovate or elliptic, to 12 cm long, to 3 cm wide, apex acute, base attenuate, glabrous; petiole to 25 mm long, terete; upper cauline leaves lanceolate, petiolate. Inflorescences terminal, panicle-like, few-branched, pedicels pubescent with glandular hairs. Flowers on pedicels to 10 mm long; calyx tubular, 10–17 mm long, pubescent, intersepalar membranes conspicuous; corolla olive-green, cream or white, tube c. 30 mm long, 4–7 mm wide at apex of calyx, pubescent, limb 10–25 mm diam., lobes obtuse; stamens more or less equal, all inserted in lower half of corolla-tube, filaments 17–20 mm long. Capsule ovoid. Seeds not seen. Flowers spring.  

Currently known only from south-western and northern faces of Flinders Peak in the the You Yangs near Geelong.

A hybrid between the native Nicotiana suaveolens and the introduced Nicotiana glauca. The calyx and corolla of Nicotiana × flindersiensis is intermediate between the two parental species, but the leaves have the shape of Nicotiana suaveolens and the terete petiole of Nicotiana glauca and the more or less equal stamens of Nicotiana glauca.

An unnamed hybrid is also known between Nicotiana suaveolens and N. velutina and has been recorded from Hattah Lakes area. Both it and N. × flindersiensis appear to be sterile F1 hybrids.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-06-08
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-08
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Solanales
family Solanaceae
genus Nicotiana
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Nicotiana ×flindersiensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Nicotiana ×flindersiensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Central Victorian Uplands extinct introduced