Graham, Curtis's Bot. Mag. 55:t. 2837 (1828); Edinb. N. Phil. J. 5:175 (1828).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Tree tobacco, tobacco bush.
Erect often spindly treelike shrub to 6 m high; leaves and stems glabrous except for a few non-glandular hairs on new growth; leaves glaucous, with petioles to 6 rarely 12 cm long and usually terete; lamina to 13 rarely 23 cm long, ovate or elliptic, occasionally narrowly or widely so.
Inflorescence a short dense terminal panicle with sparsely scattered non-glandular hairs; calyx usually 7-14 mm long; corolla tube 20-40 mm long, 3-6 mm wide at the top of the calyx; limb 8-13 mm diam., lobes obtuse; all 5 stamens level or nearly so.
Capsule 7-13 mm long, ellipsoid to ovoid-ellipsoid or widely so, occasionally suborbicular; seeds 0.5-0.9 mm long, reniform or angled; testa honeycombed or wrinkled.
Horton (1981) J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 3:41, fig. 13b.
Grows in a variety of open and disturbed habitats.
S.Aust.: LE, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. All mainland States. Native to the Argentine.
Flowering time: throughout the year.
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