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Taxon: Nicotiana africana Merxm.

Genus: Nicotiana
Section: Suaveolentes
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Nicotianoideae
Nomen number: 100607
Place of publication: Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 12:93. 1975
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-Apr-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:


    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Namibia


  1. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62
  2. Burns, J. A. 1982. The chromosomes of Nicotiana africana Merxm. : a recently discovered species. J. Heredity 73:115-118. Note: it reports 2n=46
  3. Clarkson, J. J. et al. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships in Nicotiana (Solanaceae) inferred from multiple plastid DNA regions. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 33:75-90.
  4. Clarkson, J. J. et al. 2010. Nuclear glutamine synthetase evolution in Nicotiana: Phylogenetics and the origins of allotetraploid and hompoploid (diploid) hybrids. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 55:99-112.
  5. Gerstel, D. U. et al. 1979. Interspecific hybridization with an African tobacco, Nicotiana africana Merxm.. J. Heredity 70:342-344.
  6. Goodspeed, T. H. 1954. The genus Nicotiana. Chron. Bot. 16:199.
  7. Japan Tobacco Plant Breeding & Genetic Research Laboratory. 1994. The genus Nicotiana illustrated

Check other web resources for Nicotiana africana Merxm. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=100607. Accessed 15 August 2020.