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Taxon: Nicotiana clevelandii A. Gray

Genus: Nicotiana section: Polydicliae
Family: Solanaceae subfamily: Nicotianoideae
Nomen number: 102423
Place of publication: Syn. fl. N. Amer. 2(1):242. 1878
Name verified on: 09-Apr-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-Apr-2009
Species priority site is: US Nicotiana Germplasm Collection (TOB).
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Economic importance:

  • Harmful organism host: crop diseases   (fide Diseas Comp; Crop Prod Sci Hort 9:134.)
  • Harmful organism host: test organism for crop diseases   (as a test plant for virus detection fide Eur J Pl Pathology 93:73, 80. 1987)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of tobacco   (based on known affinities in the genus fide Chron Bot 16:199. 1954; Ann Bot 101:811. 2008)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)


  • Anssour, S. et al. 2009. Phenotypic, genetic and genomic consequences of natural and synthetic polyploidization of Nicotiana attenuata and N. obtusifolia. Ann. Bot. (Oxford) DOI:10.1093/aob/mcp058. [it synthesized an allotetraploid from N. attenuata × N. obtusifolia to compare with this allo-4n taxon that arose from ancestors of those 2 spp., this taxon showed parental markers reduction & inherited phenotype].
  • Clarkson, J. J. et al. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships in Nicotiana (Solanaceae) inferred from multiple plastid DNA regions. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 33:75–90.
  • Dijck, P. van et al. 1987. Accessions of Australian Nicotiana species suitable as indicator hosts in the diagnosis of plant virus diseases. Eur. J. Pl. Pathol. 93:73–85.
  • Ellis, M. A. 1997. Compendium of raspberry and blackberry diseases and insects. P. 46 in: American Phytopathological Society, The disease compendium series.
  • Goodspeed, T. H. 1954. The genus Nicotiana. Chron. Bot. 16:199.
  • Goodspeed, T. H. 1954. The genus Nicotiana. Chron. Bot. 16:453–454, fig. 103. [it recognizes this taxon in a new section (Bigelovianae) also including N. bigelovii (= N. quadrivalvis].
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California.
  • Japan Tobacco Plant Breeding & Genetic Research Laboratory. 1994. The genus Nicotiana illustrated.
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles. 1969. Arizona flora, ed. 2.
  • Kehr, A. E. & H. H. Smith. 1952. Multiple genome relationships in Nicotiana. Mem. Cornell Univ. Agric. Exp. Sta. 311:1–19.
  • Knapp, S. et al. 2004. Nomenclatural changes and a new sectional classification in Nicotiana (Solanaceae). Taxon 53:73–82. [it recognizes this taxon (n=24) in Sect. Polydicliae also including N. quadrivalvis].
  • Leitch, I. J. et al. 2008. The ups and downs of genome size evolution in polyploid species of Nicotiana (Solanaceae). Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 101:805–814. [it used one USDA accession (TW30) of this taxon to evaluate genome size evolution considering different ages; for this taxon divergence prob. occur 1Mya & its genome has increased in size, without clear distinction of parental genomes].
  • Lewis, R. S. & J. S. Nicholson. 2007. Aspects of the evolution of Nicotiana tabacum L. and the status of the United States Nicotiana germplasm collection. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 54:729.
  • Munz, P. A. 1974. A flora of southern California.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Qu, N. et al. 2004. Consistency of Nicotiana attenuata's herbivore- and jasmonate-indiced transcriptional responses in the allotetraploid species Nicotiana quadrivalvis and Nicotiana clevelandii. Pl. Physiol. (Lancaster) 135:539–548.
  • Ryder, E. J. 1999. Lettuce, endive and chicory. Crop Prod. Sci. Hort. 9:134. [mentions].
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert.

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