Colombia (Amazonas, Antioquia, Cauca, Cesar, Cundinamarca, Magdalena, Nario,
Putumayo, Santander, Valle, Vaups), Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, San Juan, Tucuman),
Paraguay (Paraguari), N-Brazil (Para, Amazonas), NE-Brazil (Paraiba, Pernambuco,
Bahia), WC-Brazil (Goias, Distrito Federal), SE-Brazil (Minas Gerais, Espirito
Santo, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro), S-Brazil (Parana, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande
do Sul), Venezuela (Barinas, Delta Amacuro, Guarico, Lara, Miranda), Peru,
Austria (c), Belgium (c), ?Baleares (c), Bulgaria (c), Corsica (c), Crete (c),
Czech Republic (c), Slovakia (c), Denmark (c), France (c), Germany (c), Greece
(c), Switzerland (c), Netherlands (c), Spain (c), Hungary (c), Italy (c),
Slovenia (c), Croatia (c), Portugal (c), Romania (c), Bosnia & Hercegovina
(c), Ukraine (c), Crimea (c), European Russia (c), ?Sardinia (c), ?Sicily (c),
European Turkey (c), Bolivia (c), Northern Caucasus (c), Transcaucasus (c),
Kazakhstan (c), Tajikistan (c), Turkmenistan (c), Uzbekistan (c), Russian Far
East (c), Anatolia (c), Costa Rica (c), Australia (c) (Queensland (c), Victoria
(c)), Taiwan (c), Java (c), Pakistan (c), Lakshadweep Isl. (Laccadives) (c),
Maldives (c), Galapagos Isl. (c), Jamaica (c), Belize (c), South Africa (c),
Namibia (c), Sao Tome (c), Central African Republic (c), Burkina Faso (c), Mali
(c), Congo (Brazzaville) (c), Guinea (c), Benin (c), Togo (c), Madagascar (c),
Puerto Rico (c), Haiti (c), Dominican Republic (c), China (c), Korea (c),
Ecuador, New Caledonia (c), Fiji (c), Lord Howe Isl. (c), Norfolk Isl. (c),
Christmas Isl. (Australia (c)), Guyana (c), Panama (c), Bonaire (c), Curacao
(c), Nicaragua (c), Surinam (c), French Guiana (c), Juan Fdz. Isl. (c), Bahamas
(c), Cuba (c), Virgin Isl. (c), Mexico (c), Honduras (c), Cook Isl. (c)
(Rarotonga (c)), Gilbert Isl. (c) (Tarawa (c)), Marcus Isl. (c), Marquesas Isl.
(c), Marshall Isl. (c) (Jaluit (c)), Micronesia (c) (Yap (c), Ulithi (c),
Faraulap (c), Ifaluk (c), Elato (c), Lamotrek (c), Satawal (c), Namonuito (c),
Truk (c), Pis (c), Ant (c), Pohnpei (c)), Niue (c), N-Line Isl. (c) (Fanning
Isl. (c), Christmas Isl. – Kiritimati (c)), Northern Marianas (c) (Agrihan (c),
Pagan (c), Alamagan (c), Sarigan (c), Anatahan (c)), Palau Isl. (c) (Koror (c),
Malakal (c)), Society Isl. (c) (Mehetia (c), Huahine (c), Raiatea (c)), Southern
Marianas (c) (Saipan (c), Tinian (c), Rota (c), Guam (c)), Tonga (c) (Tongatapu
(c)), Wake Isl. (c), American Samoa (c) (Tutuila (c)), Western Samoa (c) (Savaii
(c)), Austral Isl. (c) (Raivavae (c), Tubuai (c), Rimatara (c), Rapa Iti (c)),
Bonin Isl. (c) (Keetaajima (c), Nakohdojima (c), Chichijima (c), Minamijima (c),
Hahajima (c)), Volcano Isl. (c) (Iwojima (c)), Mauritius (c), La Runion (c),
Rodrigues (c), Socotra (c), Azores (c) (Pico (c)), Madeira (c) (Madeira Isl.
(c), Porto Santo Isl. (c)), Islas Selvagens (c), Canary Isl. (c) (Lanzarote (c),
Gran Canaria (c), Tenerife (c), La Gomera (c), Hierro (c)), Cape Verde Isl. (c)
(Santo Antao Isl. (c), Ilha de Sao Nicolau (c), Fogo Isl. (c), Ilha Brava (c)),
, Mauritania (c), Morocco (c), Algeria (c), Tunisia (c), Libya (c), Hawaii (c)
(Lanai (c), Kauai (c), Oahu (c), Molokai (c), Lanai (c), Maui (c), Kahoolawe
Isl. (c), Hawaii Isl. (c)), Rotuma Isl. (c), Andamans (c), Nicobars (c), Myanmar
[Burma] (c), India (c), Darjeeling (c), Bhutan (c), Sikkim (c),
Laos (c),
Vietnam (c), Nepal (c), Philippines (c), Bangladesh (c), USA (c) (California
(c), Connecticut (c), Florida (c), Kansas (c), Louisiana (c), Massachusetts (c),
Maryland (c), North Carolina (c), New Jersey (c), Ohio (c), Pennsylvania (c),
South Carolina (c), Texas (c), Virginia (c)), Canada (c) (Ontario (c))
as per Catalogue of Life;
Bengal Plants ii. 752, describes three Nicotiana species :-
  • leaves ovate, base rounded or cordate……. corolla yellowish ………… rustica
  • leaves oblong or elliptic…. corolla rosy-white ………….. ………………. tabacum
  • leaves oblong or elliptic …. corolla pure white ……… …………………. plumbaginifolia   




Nicotiana tobaccum
Loc. Mariyang, Upper Siang dsitrict, Arunachal Pradesh, ca 1000m
Date: March, 2005

– Thanks for sharing this economically important plant from Solanaceae

– Attaching Mines also



Solanaceae Week: Nicotiana tabacum from Manali: Nicotiana tabacum L., Sp. pl. 1:180. 1753
syn: Nicotiana chinensis Fisch. ex Lehm.
The common tobacco plant, found as escape in Manali, photographed in October 2009 



Dalhousie id al210411: A herb for identification…
Location Bathri Chamba
Altitude 1400 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild/roadside
Height 30 inches

Nicotiana tabacum one of our beloved plant 

– Interesting…!! This plant was growing along the highway from Pathankot to Chamba… guess the locals must have let it spread… but there is local tobacco used here which I guess could be from this…

– made me laugh when I read that … thinks its a beloved plant… yes beloved of tobacco giants,  bidiwallas, and tamaku chewers, and the family that got rich by mixing selling  ppara (please don’t say it, its a brand name)  … and the share holders who got rich on tobacco equities over the last three hundred years in five continents….
…. but not beloved of those of us who deal with misery of LUNG CANCER, MOUTH and Larynx and Pharynx CANCERs, TONGUE CANCER, URINARY BLADDER CANCER and childhood ASTHMA… to name  a few….

Although I must say the pink flowers are indeed attractive….

– … Now our whole Delhi University campus is a no tobacco cum zero tolerance zone, but there was a time when tobacco smoking was very prevalent, still our College was a no tobacco zone, and few teachers who could not resist for long, would come out our College area for some time to satisfy their need. Luckily now more and more people (especially the educated class) have known the hazards of tobacco smoking, and most don’t use it now. Luckily our youngsters have realised this much faster.

– Yes, the flowers are beautiful and water boiled with tobaco leaves, is used to get rid of greenfly.

– nice to know…. sometimes aphids are a  big menace …. don’t like to crush them as some books suggest, may be spraying with soapy water works, but if tobacco water can get them to scurry away that would be nice… may be they ‘ll go elsewhere away from my small balcony forest… I’ll definitely try this …

– You see friends.. it is not the plant itself which is good or bad.. it is our use of it… 🙂
    an extract from

A protein can be extracted from the leaves. It is an odourless, tasteless white powder and can be added to cereal grains, vegetables, soft drinks and other foods. It can be whipped like egg whites, liquefied or gelled and can take on the flavour and texture of a variety of foods. It is 99.5% protein, contains no salt, fat or cholesterol. It is currently (1991) being tested as a low calorie substitute for mayonnaise and whipped cream.
Medicinal Uses
Tobacco has a long history of use by medical herbalists as a relaxant, though since it is a highly additive drug it is seldom employed internally or externally at present. The leaves are antispasmodic, discutient, diuretic, emetic, expectorant, irritant, narcotic, sedative and sialagogue. They are used externally in the treatment of rheumatic swelling, skin diseases and scorpion stings. The plant should be used with great caution, when taken internally it is an addictive narcotic. The active ingredients can also be absorbed through the skin. Wet tobacco leaves can be applied to stings in order to relieve the pain. They are also a certain cure for painful piles. A homeopathic remedy is made from the dried leaves. It is used in the treatment of nausea and travel sickness.



Pics of Nicotiana tobaccum: N. tobaccum with two shades at Bihar.



Shrub ID……..29.10.2011………..S.S……3rd.: Date/Time-………8th April 2011. Morning.

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-….. Gantok to Lachung road, near to Seven sisters waterfall.Sikkim.

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-… Sorry cannot remember,.

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- …Shrub


Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-… See pics

Inflorescence Type/ Size-… See pics

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-… See pic. PINK



Is it a tobacco plant : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2). 

This is a very old picture taken in Jan 2002 in Kanha Ntl park.
This plant was growing behind a forest guard camp.
I wonder is it some sort of tobacco plant.
Please help in ID this plant.

Yes, this is Nicotiana tabacum. ..

Yes Nicotiana tabacum.


Seen this herb at Sai Ropa at GHNP..
Habitat: Cultivated
Bot. name: Nicotiana tabacum
Common name: Tobacco
Family: Solanaceae




Nicotiana tabacum L.
at Irshalgad on December 11, 2011 
A tall herb with glandular stem, cultivated on commercial scale.. Nicotiana tabacum
These shots were recorded from near Shimla, H.P.

Nicotiana tabacum from Shimla:  Attaching pics of Nicotiana tabacum taken at Shimla-Chail Road, In November 2010. We are aware of its (ab)uses, but it belongs to a graceful family of plants which contributes a great number of vegetables.

-Thanks for sharing the flowers, seeds and plant. It is also used to make insecticides.

-the diagnostic character of Solanaceae is oblique ovary which is visible out here



Seen this herb at Sai Ropa at GHNP..
Habitat: Cultivated
Bot. name: Nicotiana tabacum
Common name: Tobacco
Family: Solanaceae



Solanaceae Fortnight: Nicotiana tabacum from Manali-GSFEB44/47 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)

Nicotiana tabacum L., Sp. pl. 1:180. 1753

syn: Nicotiana chinensis Fisch. ex Lehm.
The common tobacco plant, found as escape in Manali, photographed in October 2009 



Nicotiana tabacum : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Sharing some pictures of N. tabacum.


Plant for ID :: Jammu :: JUN2018 MK004 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Please help me ID this herbaceous plant. Is this a Solanaceae?
Habitat: agricultural fence; roadside
Date: 30 May 2018
Place: Jammu rural, J & K
Altitude: 330 m asl

Nicotiana rustica ??

Many thanks … The plant matches with Nicotina rustica

I think more closer to images at Nicotiana tabacum rather than those at Nicotiana rustica 

Nicotiana tabacum : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- around 500 kb each. 
Sharing some pictures of N. tabacum.

identification: (mixed thread): 2 images.
Taken at Ranikhet in Uttrakhand. April 2011.

this is a camellia flower bud….
A very common flower in North, Northeast India

I am seeking your help to identify one strange plant from my compound, thought to be came possibly through potting soil.
Herb , 1.4 m hieght

Its not Datura, Its Nicotiana tobacum (Tobacco plant)

.. is right, it is Nicotiana tabacum
N. rustica has nearly bell shaped yellowish-green smaller flowers.

I have observed N. tobacco with white with pink tinge as well as Pinkish colored ones at Bihar.

Great Himalayan National Park on May12, 2009;


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