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Taxon: Nicotiana obtusifolia M. Martens & Galeotti

Genus: Nicotiana section: Trigonophyllae
Family: Solanaceae subfamily: Nicotianoideae
Nomen number: 409870
Place of publication: Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 12:129. 1845
Name verified on: 20-Apr-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Apr-2009
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 3 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.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • desert tobacco   (Source: F Utah ed2 ) – English

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of tobacco   (based on affinities in the genus fide Chron Bot 16:199. 1954)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals   (fide Kingsbury, as N. trigonophylla)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah [s.]
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte, Baja Sur, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Zacatecas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Aguascalientes, Hidalgo, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla


  • 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.
  • Clarkson, J. J. et al. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships in Nicotiana (Solanaceae) inferred from multiple plastid DNA regions. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 33:75–90.
  • Goodspeed, T. H. 1954. The genus Nicotiana. Chron. Bot. 16:386, 491. [listed under insufficiently known names].
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California.
  • Japan Tobacco Plant Breeding & Genetic Research Laboratory. 1994. The genus Nicotiana illustrated. [listed under "doubtful or insufficiently known"].
  • Knapp, S. et al. 2004. Nomenclatural changes and a new sectional classification in Nicotiana (Solanaceae). Taxon 53:81.
  • 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. [study of genomic changes associated with polyploidization events & divergence dating used this taxon that represents an ancestral, maternal line for polyploids in Sect. Polydicliae ~1Mya; & parental line for Sect. Repandae ~4.5 Mya].
  • 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. 54:727–740.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).


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