Nicotiana tabacum L.

  • Family : SOLANACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Solanaceae
  • Species : Nicotiana tabacum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Common name : Tobacco Plant
  • Vernacular name : Tamaak, Tamaku, Tabaku (Hin.); Tambaaku (Kan.); Puigaiyilai, Puhaiyilai, Pukayilai (Tam.); Pokaku, Pogaku (Tel.); Tamaku, Tambaku, Tamuk, Dukta (Ori.)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Native : Tropical America
  • Comments : Cultivated in most parts for its leaves. Also as an escape. Source of Tobacco of commerce.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in tropics
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. tabacum. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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