Scientific Name:
Nicotiana sylvestris Speg. & Comes

Short-lived perennial, 1–2 m tall, strongly glandular-viscid.  Stem lvs sessile, ± broad-elliptic, ± amplexicaul, puberulent, especially on veins; apex acute to abruptly acuminate;  lower lvs to  c. 50 × 30 cm, the upper much smaller.  False raceme narrow, dense, with few branches;  fls numerous, fragrant. Calyx 1.5–2 cm long;  teeth 4–5 mm long, 4 narrow-triangular, 1 ovate, all short-acuminate.  Corolla salverform, white;  tube 6–8.5 cm long, ± fusiform; lobes 0.5–1.3 cm long, triangular-ovate, acute to short-acuminate, becoming somewhat reflexed.  Capsule 1.5–2 cm long, ovoid.  Seed 0.5–0.75 mm long, oblong or irregular, rugulose.  

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Oct.–Apr.